This speculation has stated that the addition to the wearable tech could arrive as soon as 2016.
According to a new report that has been released by “Letem světem Applem” one of the next upgrades to the mobile technology available from Apple could be a smart band for its smartwatch.
This change in the Apple Watch accessory could occur instead of updating the actual smartwatch.
By adding the mobile technology of a smart band to the Apple Watch, it has the potential to add a number of features and improvements to the smartwatch. For example, the sensors within the smart band wouldn’t just be able to provide the wearer with added biofeedback. Instead, they could also work to actually recharge the device battery. This could help to overcome one of the primary complaints that consumers have about the device, which is that its battery life is simply not long enough when compared to their expectations for the device.
This would involve the use of the hidden diagnostic port within the mobile technology, and it has already been tested.
To recharge the wearable tech device, the sensors would use the hidden diagnostic port. That method has already been demonstrated to be effective. The site that has shared this rumor has also indicated that these new bands will also have a number of sensors embedded into it that simply could not be contained within the actual smartwatch.
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Moreover, it also claims that there will be a blood pressure sensor, a respiratory rate sensor, and a body temperature sensor. None of those could effectively be housed inside the smartwatch, but they could be worked into a wrist band to provide wearers with biofeedback that has a certain degree of accuracy. The Apple Watch couldn’t, for example, house the body temperature sensor, as the heat of the device itself would change the results of the reading.
Naturally, there has not been any official confirmation of these rumors that smart band mobile technology would be added to the next Apple Watch. Even if it were absolutely true, the company has a strict policy not to reveal any information with regards to upcoming technology, releases, announcements, or other confirmations or denials of rumors.