Tim Cook Confirms Apple Watch Battery Life Will Last Just One Day
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 27, 2014.Reuters

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple Watch users will need to recharge their wearable every day.

Speaking at the WSJD Live Global Technology Conference, Cook failed to say specifically what the capacity of the Apple Watch battery is, but admitted that "you're going to wind up charging it daily".

Cook says that part of the reason for the daily recharge will be that people will want to use Watch so much. Cook added that he believed Apple Watch was "profound" and was excited that new categories of customers were looking at the device, such as those concerned with fashion and health.

The single day battery life is going to be a disappointment to many, who had hoped that Apple's Watch would succeed where many others had failed by providing decent battery life on a smartwatch.

A single day's battery life puts the Apple Watch in the same category as the Moto 360 from Motorola, which also has to be charged every day.

Like the Moto 360, the Apple Watch will be able to be recharged wirelessly, which should make the daily recharge slightly less painful.

Previously 9to5Mac reported that the battery life of Apple Watch was a single day, quoting a source with knowledge of the matter, adding that the company was still working on making some tweaks and modifications to try and improve the battery life.

The Apple Watch was unveiled alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September but won't go on sale until early 2015, with a specific release date yet to be announced.

The Watch will monitor your activity as well allow you control connected device in the home and allow you to pay for items using the company's new Apple Pay system.