At the WWDC on June 6, it was rumored that a new low-power mode could be launched within the new watchOS. However, nothing similar was discussed at that Apple event. Again the Bloomberg journalist, Mark Gurman, returns to the fray with the rumor of this new way. But this time, he warns that it will be exclusive to the new model which is supposed to be launched at the end of the year.
In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman revealed that he is still waiting for a new mode within the Apple Watch features. This new mode would be one that would involve the possibility of activating what is called low consumption. Instead of being a feature of watchOS 9, however, the new mode is expected to be announced as one of the new features of the Apple Watch Series 8, which will likely be introduced later this year.
It is true that the current models of Apple Watch have what is called power reserve mode. Selecting this feature disables almost all Apple Watch features and only displays the time to save battery life. While this works for emergencies, users need to restart the Apple Watch to access apps and other features.
This new low consumption mode will allow us users to continue using Apple Watch apps and features without consuming too much power. It should work similar to the Low Power Mode already available in iOS and macOS, which basically suspends background activities and reduces device performance to save battery life.
A very interesting function especially since one of the things that the Apple Watch lacks is battery life. Therefore, it is surely a long-awaited function, but I don't really like that it's exclusive to the Series 8.