Has Swatch invented a smartwatch battery that lasts 6 months?
posted by Alan F. / May 06, 2015, 7:57 PM
Hayek added that in conjunction with Swatch's research arm Belenos and battery producer Renata, the company will introduce a long lasting battery that will not only power wearables, but will also help power automobiles. Swatch unveiled its first smartwatch, the Touch Zero One, back in February. The timepiece focuses its capabilities on beach volleyball.
Ironically, back in January Hayek said that Swatch would not be producing a smartwatch. He said that such devices were too small for communicating and need constant charging. He basically stated that Swatch and other producers of fashion watches would take advantage of those who eventually get tired of wearing a smartwatch on their wrist. But the executive's thinking did a quick 180 degree reversal, and by early February Hayek was talking about a Swatch branded smartwatch.
We already had watches that can last over a year.
posted on May 06, 2015, 7:58 PM 5
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The article says "smartwatch" not "watches".
posted on May 06, 2015, 8:05 PM 21
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6month at what hardware specification? running which OS? it must be using low clock processor, e-ink (or worse), no GPS, heartbeat, and other sensor.. (and probably with tiny solar panel, just like seiko solar)
posted on May 06, 2015, 8:47 PM 2
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For a phone, I'm not too worried about battery. I charge my phone every night anyway, so if it can last me a whole day's worth of usage, then I'm happy. I just want a phone with all the best features in it that lasts at least one day. Watches are the same, though if you're tracking your sleep too, you probably would want something that lasts a lot longer than 24 hours.
posted on May 06, 2015, 10:37 PM 1
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