How to fasten the smartwatch on your hands so that the heart rate monitor can work without interruption? We need to do it tight, but sometimes we would like to get a little loose – so that the skin can breathe. Apple has an idea how to automate this procedure.
The problem with smartwatches and any physical activity monitoring devices is usually that it is not known how fast the wrist straps are tight around the wrist. If we do it too hard it will stop breathing or after some time our hand will start to hurt. If too tight – band or watch can change position, pulse sensor will stop measuring activity or measurement will be imprecise.Apple points out that Apple Watch should not be tight or too tight or too loose . Between the strap and the hand, there should always be some space, although the device itself should not change its position. The company has now filed a patent for the idea of automating such an operation. It assumes that the length of the strap, or actually its clasp, will be automatically adjusted by a special sensor. In this way, the Apple Watch would be more pressed to the skin, for example, in training and gaining some space during rest. Technically speaking, there are several possibilities, such as adjusting straps for fasteners, latches or buckles. It is worth noting that Apple has long been looking for improvements to the Apple Watch. Belts seem to be the most frequently chosen option for widening the functionality of the watch. It is unknown whether Apple will soon introduce the above solution, although the smart strip is rather the inevitable future of smartwatch Apple. Source: USPTO