The Next Apple Watch Could Feature Bands With Haptic Feedback According To Latest Patent

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Dec 22, 2016
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At the time of its launch, the Apple Watch looked to be a great product. Apple had decided to enter the wearables market, that looked very promising at the time. However, as time passed, we saw market interest in the product decline. Wearables themselves lost much of the momentum they had gained. Recent studies suggest that this is due to a lack of definition for a wearable’s purpose. It is an add-on to your smartphone? Or is it there for health purposes? Not loosing heart, looks like Apple’s getting ready for another generation of the Apple Watch. Take a look below to find out more.

The Next Apple Watch Will Wristbands Featuring Haptic Response

The entire premise of a smart watch is to deliver the benefits of tech straight to your wrist. Whether it’s simply to monitor your heart rate or to deliver notifactions straight from your smartphone, smart watches provide a quick way to achieve a lot of goals. With the Apple Watch, we saw Cupertino turn its head towards the integration of wearables and health. The Apple Watch’s launch was complete with experts who bore witness to the device’s benefits.

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Yet, as is the case in the tech world, things move fast. Soon, the Apple Watch was replaced with the Apple Watch 2. Now, we’re sure to get an Apple Watch 3 as well, if the latest patent filings from Apple are believed.  Patents reveal that Cupertino’s now looking at the wristband of the Apple Watch. The plan is to integrate haptic sensors right in it, which will lead towards more interactive usage.

Titled as “Band attachment mechanism with haptic response”, the patent highlights how a haptic sensor that’s integrated in the Apple Watch’s strap will work in tandem with the wearable itself. It’ll allow users to experience the Apple Watch in a variety of new ways. One of these will be sensation of the band moving while the watch itself is static. It’s sure to keep users occupied during the day.

Such an integration will also result towards a much thinner Apple Watch, as the haptic sensor will now be the part of your wristband. It’ll also allow for novel feedback mechanism but will result in the death of band customization. After all, not a lot of third party manufacturers, if any, will manufacture Apple Watch bands will haptic sensors built right in them. Of course, as always, the filing of a patent doesn’t guarantee future application in a product. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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