Apple files patent for smart Apple Watch bracelet

Apple files patent for smart Apple Watch bracelet

2 hours ago Julien Russo React Since the first generation of Apple Watch, the Cupertino company has never dared to offer features to the bracelets of its connected watch. And yet … There are a ton of ideas that could make the Apple Watch even more attractive with bracelets that would offer additional sensors for activity monitoring or even an extension of daily autonomy! There are many opportunities and Apple is working on them right now. Bracelets that are more useful? The Apple Watch is one of the connected watches that have the most sensors on board for monitoring heart rate, ECG or tracking sports activities. They show you the calories lost, the number of kilometers traveled … Today, Apple wants to go even further to provide additional precision to all these statistics which are available in the dedicated watchOS applications. The idea would be to use the Apple Watch bracelet to include sensors, or even small batteries that would support the daily autonomy of the Apple Watch. It must be said that this would not be a refusal, since if the connected watch from Apple lasts a whole day, the autonomy melts like snow in the sun when you play sports.The Cupertino company has filed two new patents in this meaning, the first is called “Battery Watch Band”, the principle is simple it is to introduce several batteries which would be placed in several strategic places of the bracelet. The batteries could activate when the main battery inside the Apple Watch case approaches a certain alert (such as 20% for example). Here’s how Apple sums up the patent: A watch may include a watch body and a watch band capable of housing batteries and transferring power from the batteries to the watch body to power the watch. The watch band can include an inner frame that has multiple locations, each location configured to house a corresponding battery. The watch band may further include an exterior coating which encompasses the interior structure and hermetically seals the batteries. A battery connector functionally connects each of the batteries to each other and to the watch body. As you can see, everything is already well organized in the minds of the engineers at Apple Park. Namely that if the patent has just been unveiled by the USPTO, Apple filed it on September 18, 2017, which is to say how much the Cupertino company has had to advance on the project since that date … second patent filed concerns stretchable fabric bands which would include sensors to improve the data collected during your sports sessions. The Cupertino company explains that the objective here is to put the sensors as close as possible to your body, this would improve the accuracy of the health and activity reports that the Apple Watch gives you. In addition, the first patent that talks about several small batteries in the Apple Watch strap could help power these sensors, which would allow the Apple Watch battery to focus only on the case sensors and not on those who would be in the bracelet. Here too the patent was filed a long time ago, precisely on September 24, 2018 and has just been unveiled a few hours ago. Adding technologies to Apple Watch straps would obviously increase the final cost of the straps charged to customers.

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