On January 24, 2017 Apple patented an Apple Watch with a circular design , possibly for the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3. But in addition, today, the company has published a patent with the same circular design and a strap with built-in battery .
No doubt the inclusion of more autonomy in smartwatch is one of the most desired desires of Apple Watch consumers, so it is not so surprising that Apple wants to consider creating a battery-powered strap to allow wearable power ample.
The company's new patent on the bite apple shows a multifunctional strap that would include powering the Apple Watch through a built-in system with inductive charging coils .
The new patent for the future Apple Watch
The patent discloses the following:
"A wearable energy apparatus for an electronic device including one or more conductors, one or more batteries connected to the conductor, and / or an inductive coil which is coupled to the wearable to transmit power from the battery to the electronic device. The apparatus should have mechanisms that engage a belt attached to the electronic device. Alternatively or additionally, the apparatus should at least be partially embedded in the belt. "
The illustration accompanying the patent shows something similar to the existing charging system, but in a much finer form than would be needed to make it more comfortable to carry. The openings would allow monitoring of the heart rate.
At the moment we do not know if Apple intends to transform this idea into reality in the Apple Watch Series 3 , what is sure is that the company is planning to radically change the design of their future smartwatches due to the large number of patents they are publishing.
Would you like for Apple to present a new Apple Watch with a circular design? How long does the battery last in your smartwatch?
Via | 9to5mac