Reserve Strap for Apple Watch uses hidden 6-pin port to charge the watch

Reserve Strap for Apple Watch uses hidden 6-pin port to charge the watch
The Reserve Strap charging band has yet to be released, but the accessory has already gone through a redesign. Instead of using a magnetic inducing charger to allow those with the band to charge their Apple Watch on the go, the band will instead connect with a hidden 6-pin port on the timepiece. This connection will allow for a higher charging capacity with a quicker charging time.

The revision to the strap makes it more durable and it won't get in the way of users' enjoyment of the smartwatch. We should point out that those purchasing the strap will receive a special tool allowing them to access the 6-pin port which is located below one of the band connectors. You can see how the band connects to the Apple Watch by looking at the pictures in the slideshow below.

The charging band can be pre-ordered for $249.99. The first-batch will be shipped in the fall and the company says that these will go exclusively to those who pre-order the charging band. If you want to reserve the accessory that can charge up your timepiece effortlessly while it is on your wrist, click on the sourcelink.

source: ReserveStrap via 9to5Mac, GSMArena



1. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


6. Phonecall01 unregistered

I know right. Just add an extra 100 and you have 2 watches.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That would probably be more cost-effective. In other news, I saw my first two confirmed sightings of the Apple Watch in public this weekend: one on the wrist of a Champps waiter last night, and one at an Age of Ultron screening earlier today.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

paying $250 for a charging band that just gives you a couple of more hours of use is even more ridicules than buying the apple watch its self, what a rip off.

3. MarquiX unregistered

$250? LOL, I honestly don't see how blind iPhone users can seriously buy this crap. #ForeverAndroid

4. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Apple is hungry for money more than local drugs deler :D .

5. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015


8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Except this is not made by Apple. The fact that this is possible just made it own android even more. I hear there are other possibilities for these ports as well.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It owns nothing. And most likely Apple will disable this in the next update.

9. fadijaouni

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Oh God, are they kidding me? #ForeverAndroid

10. seven7dust unregistered

although yet again everyone is looking to complain about the Apple watch every chance they get sigh, this shows the future potential of the apple watch with modular bands that have added functionality. apart from providing charge we could have a band to test Blood pressure , a 3g hotspot band , extra memory , GPS band etc, etc,.... a lot of possibilities.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Exactly. Someone that finally gets it. The bands could be a game changer. It was also found out that the diagnostics are nit done through these ports confirmed by the Apple stores. Apple knew what they were doing with these ports.

12. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

All of that stuff would cost loads of money and most users could never justify spending it. Al though I could say that about any smartwatch, really. Even my beloved Moto360.

13. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Multiple that by 2 and I can get a LG G3 or a Samsung Galaxy S6 6/8 of the way paid off! Although this isn't made by Apple, its still overpriced! I'm curious to know how Apple manage to make a midrange spec'd phone with a flagship chip (A8) then automatically think its worth 800$.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Like every other consumer product, it's worth what consumers are willing to pay for it.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Honest question - don't the bands slide in to attach to the watch? How would that work with a tab sticking out on the band like that? I mean, I'm assuming they've tested it.

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