A number of alleged Apple Watch details have leaked in the past few days leading up to today’s Apple event. Sources who have used the Apple Watch say the device’s battery will be able to handle 5 hours of “fairly heavy application use,” besting an earlier estimate of 2.5 to 4 hours, according to 9to5Mac. Meanwhile, TechCrunch is reporting it will take the watch about 2 hours to charge fully.

Other tidbits from the 9to5Mac piece include details on the Heart Rate Glance, a yet-to-be-announced feature that will allow users to view their heart’s beats per minute any time. The touch of a button will start the BPM monitor, which sources say starts reading the heart rate almost instantly and is “seemingly accurate.” Apple has only publicly mentioned the watch’s heart rate sensor being used with communication features and the fitness app. Additionaly, default glances installed on the Apple Watch will include: Fitness Stats, Activity, Clock, Weather, Music, Quick Settings, Calendar and Maps. The watch will also include Notification Center, accessed by swiping down from the top of the display while on any screen.


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