One of the major and tricky challenges for Apple on its upcoming Apple Watch is how to increase the battery life for the timepiece.
The next edition of the Apple Watch is likely to feature better processing power. Thus, to complement for long hours of seamless operations, it will surely need more battery life.
Also, this is certainly not an easy process as the dial case is already packed with sensors. The Cupertino-based giant is finding new ways to implement a larger battery capacity to its iconic Apple Watch.
As per the latest patents filed by Apple, the company is working towards implementing a wristband battery charge, where the wristband is supposed to feature magnetic charging point for an easy snap on/ snap off access.
Moreover, the patent also reveals that the tech giant is considering for another alternative approach that shows a separate module underneath the chassis of the watch which further attends to the wristband.
Power to the watch would be supplied through this module. They have also implemented an overheating protection system that determines whether the user is wearing the watch or not, regulating the power transfer to avoid your wrist from getting too hot.
This battery pack could itself be recharged using Apple Watch’s magnetic charging dock or via a Lightning cable. For its Series 1 Apple Watch, battery life has been one of the major complaints by users. Paying serious attention and focus to this, Quanta – the company behind the making of Apple Watch batteries – is making all efforts to overcome this issue.
Moreover, Apple also seems to be testing these solutions as it would not prefer to compromise on the thickness of the Watch, as the design is always among its top priority.
Also, of the interesting things that we could be seeing with the new Apple Watch design is the change in dial shape. The patent image shows the possibility of a round dial in the upcoming watch and it would be interesting to see that how Apple makes this drift.