Apple says here the battery power for all Apple Watches no matter which size is up to 18 hours.

But is there a difference regarding battery? The 42mm version has bigger display, maybe also a bigger battery? Is there any difference? I would like to buy the device with the best battery.

  • Remember that a larger screen used more battery.
    – Tim
    Commented Dec 27, 2016 at 18:39
  • Yes. But as long as you do not exaggerate with push 42 mm should still be the better choice. I think most consumption will be app / background activity. Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 22:38

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Apple used to say that the larger Apple Watch ‘typically experiences longer battery life’ on their Apple Watch battery information page, however they removed this line from the page when the Apple Watch Series 2 was released.

The mAh specifications are as follows:

  • Apple Watch (original) & Apple Watch Series 1, 38mm: 205 mAh (source)
  • Apple Watch (original) & Apple Watch Series 1, 42mm: 246 mAh (source)
  • Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm: 273 mAh (source)
  • Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm: 334 mAh (source)

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