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Future AppleWatch strap may have buttons, sensors, and even touch, pressure sense and other functions

via:博客园     time:2017/9/1 17:15:43     readed:997


Since the birth of Apple Watch, it is better than other smart watches, interactive experience, rich Apps and excellent health tools, so many users talk about.

But really, it's not perfect enough. As a result, many people put their hopes for improvement and upgrading on the next generation of Apple Watch 3. However, as early as this morning, apple officially sent an invitation to the special events in September to the global media, some rumors about this smart watch has changed again.

according toAppleInsiderReported that apple is studying the electronic components inserted into the fabric of the material, and therefore continue to explore advanced fabric manufacturing technology. The goal may be to add additional development capabilities to the Apple Watch strap, such as buttons, sensors, and even touch features.


It is understood that in the United States Patent and Trademark Office announcedApple patentIn a Chinese name for


Rather, the patent shows Apple's use of three-dimensional textile equipment to create a fabric with dark compartments. As a result, the switch, button, touch panel, microphone, speaker, vibration motor, camera, state indicator or various sensors embedded into the Apple Watch watch strap is no longer a fantastic thing.


In this patent, details are presented on how Apple uses custom woven processes and special designs to allow various electronic components to be fixed in textiles.

In addition, the patent tells a solution similar to the switch button function. A device in which two magnets are placed in a fabric and two magnets have a special structure. To keep the switch open, the two magnets align and repel each other in the fabric, and the switch closes only when the two magnets are manually assembled together.


More interestingly, Apple also introduced a fabric based


Simply put, you can think of this strap as the screen of iPhone 7, and when you press it, the strap (screen) can detect the force, and then realize the Touch (3D). In other applications, the fabric can also be embedded with capacitive touch sensors for touch control.


According to AppleInsider, this fabric sensor not only allows Apple Watch to add extra functionality, but also innovative traditional clothing.


At present, it is unclear whether Apple will intend to this patent technology delegated to the new Apple Watch 3, but according to previous rumors of Apple Watch 3 will be equipped with blood glucose monitoring function, the possibility of multi function might be the watchband.

Perhaps, apple in this way to achieve smart watches modular, may be able to stimulate this smart wearable market. But, in your opinion, a Apple Watch card that can plug in SIM cards, independent of iPhone usage, and has the band extension function, will you fill the regrets left by Apple Watch now?

Some pictures from:AppleInsider,SlashGear

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