Apple Patents an Extended Battery Strap For Future Apple Watches

Apple has a great range of products in its lineup. The recent M1 Macs were a welcome addition as well. Now, we have seen rumours for an upcoming Apple Watch that may just follow the same design language as the iPad and iPhones. The boxy design, although quite welcomed on these two devices, might not be received as such on the Watch. But, the purpose of this article is not that. We have been using the Apple Watches for six generations now but there has been little to no improvement on the battery side of things. The Apple Watch is a one-day wearable.

Now, the competition does offer more battery life. The Apple Watch offers good features such as sleep tracking now as well but these do not go well with the limited battery life. How so? Well, what if you want to track your sleep? How will you charge your device? That does raise an issue. From this recent piece of news from Patently Apple, we dive into a patent that Apple has acquired which would really fix the Battery Problem.

According to the tweet and the embedded article, Apple may be integrating an extended battery solution into the straps for the wearable. Now, these may just have smart connectors similar to what we see on the iPad. But, these do come with certain reservations in mind as well. While an extended battery would mean a longer run time, it would also mean that Apple would have to come up with a solution that would protect the batteries themselves. The rapid extension and contraction would put stress on the batteries and may prove to be hazardous.

Another question is that how would Apple market this. Apple would definitely not send it along with the watch in the box. Similar to the extended battery case, the band may be an add on for more than 50$ or so. Then, we do not know the product timeline either. This may just be a generation late from what we are expecting it to be. There are still pretty uncertain variables in the mix. We would know more in time. Right now though, it is an interesting concept and we would like to see it grow out of the patent phase, that is for sure.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.