Apple Watch to soon identify you from your wrist

by September 6, 2019 0 comments

While many fitness tracker manufacturers are busy in designing new features for the bands, Apple on the other hand is thinking to step-up the game by making the Apple Watch band slightly smarter. According to media reports, the company has been granted a few patents to bring new tricks and features in the watch.

One of the patents explains a system wherein a sensor built into the Watch or into band that could use infrared to create a thermal image of your wrist, which can be used to identify the person wearing it. The thermal image could be of like skin texture/arm hair – which will work like a fingerprint sensor, but from your wrist.

The Apple Watch doesn’t come with any of the biometric support for unlocking like in iPhones. Presently, if you want to unlock your Apple Watch you are required to first wake up the watch screen and then to type-in a PIN or if you’ve configured it to unlock when you unlock your phone, you can do so. A sensor setup like the wrist one would help unlock the watch in a more seamless way without the need of the phone.

In the second patent, watch band can automatically adjust like the Nike’s self-tightening shoes, but on your wrist. For instance, if you are running and if the Watch detects that it’s slipping off, the tensioners in the device would then come into action and will tighten or loosen the band on the fly.

The third patent describes a watch with indicators – like notification LED (in smartphones) for incoming texts, a stripe that glows yellow if you have a calendar entry.

It should be kept in mind that Apple constantly files patents but not always the granted patents see the light of the day.

The Apple Watch Series 5 is expected to come in premium titanium and ceramic casings and will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, similar to the Apple Watch Series 4.

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