My wife’s Apple Watch 3 has started to die after about half a day’s use - goes to a black screen, non responsive. As soon as she sits it back on the charger, it wakes and says it has 70% battery… But obviously that’s not an accurate read.
I am assuming it’s time for a new battery, and see Apple charge $129. Kind of a big cost, considering I only paid about $135 for the watch (second hand), and I see 4th gen watches sell for about $150 on eBay.
Problem - Before the Apple Watch, my wife tried a Garmin. It had sensors on it that ended up burning her skin. We therefore chose the Apple Watch 3 specifically because it uses light sensors, not electric…
Looking online now… I see there’s certainly people out there who have been effected by the Apple Watch 4’s sensors burning them…
Anyone here have that issue?
Guess I’ve answered my own question anyways.
$129 for a new battery, to keep using a device my wife is happy with… (or find a local shop to do it here in Geelong, probably for less, with a generic battery from China…)
Maybe I’ll look at a 4 for myself
For the time being I’ve given her my Watch3, cos I haven’t been wearing it anyways, because my band broke and the original plastic one gets uncomfortable on my own skin.