Apple patented a wristband that could increase the Apple Watch's battery life

Apple patented a wristband that could increase the Apple Watch's battery life
Apple is working on ways to improve the Apple Watch's battery life – a tricky challenge, as there's not much space left for a big battery cell after all the tightly-packed technology is put in place. As evident by a recently published patent, one approach that's being considered is embedding or attaching a supplemental battery in or to the wristband. Power is whisked to the Watch through a thin, magnetically attached charging backplate that lets the wearable's biometric sensors function.

The battery pack itself can be charged via a Lighting cable or the Apple Watch's magnetic charging dock. Apple also thought of an overheating protection system – the charging plate can determine if the Watch is being worn or not, and regulate power transfer accordingly, so your wrist won't heat up.

There's no way of knowing when or if Apple is going to release this accessory. The company has been experimenting with ideas, such as sensor-equipped and "modular" wristbands since the Apple Watch's inception, but this far, we've only gotten fashion-oriented models.




1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Could be pretty handy

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah the idea they stole from another company who had the idea of putting things like batteries and other components into the band of the watch. I forget the company, but PA published it just a couple years back if it was that long. In fact I believe this was that company - 9to5 Mac even posted the story about it -

3. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Still salty after yesterday?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What are you talking about? Im only making sure you understand, Apple didnt just come up with this idea.

4. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 624; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Are we surprised thats what Apple do, yet they won't get sued for it, let Samsung, Motorola or LG use this tech and watch how Apple will get the lawyers out.

8. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Well, it's still better than some companies just make patterns, won't make actual products on the market, only to sue other companies for profiting. Whatever Apple, Samsung,,, etc, just efficiency products with affordable price, I'd pleased.

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well at least they are listening to their customers saying that the battery performance of the watch is not good enough.

6. Tipus

Posts: 906; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

great gadget, horrible battery life

7. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Apple and his "gambiarras"...

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