Originally Posted by KDarling
What I know from my own experience, is that if a smartwatch has to be recharged all the time, it quickly becomes too annoying to take care of.
In the past, that has led to colorful touch watches that last about a day, or B&W button driven ones that last longer.
Perhaps adding kinetic or thermoelectric generators might help. Or some kind of quick inductive charger.
PS. I think Apple would not call it a "watch", but perhaps something more like "amulet", to give it a different and more exotic flavor.
Agreed. given Apple's penchant for hyper energy effectivity (functionality per recharge cycle). a kinetic/thermo is a given.
There is a lot of other stuff out there that can be had as well. Nike Fuel and FitBits are quite the rage, and I'm working with companies for health monitoring 'wearables' for those people who get lost alot (early alzeimers, sporadic dementia) and need a 'ankle' bracelet for tracking. I see every parent giving their kids a watch that can't have 'find my friends' turned off without a password;-)
It's always amazed me that heart monitors all require a chest strap... if Apple can monitor health from just a wrist contact (if the AuthenTech patents ring true, you'd think they could 'invert' the monitor to both identify and monitor the person by their capillary heartrate at their wrist), do the wifi thing, do the bluetooth thing, AND not require charging, store a couple hundred songs and/or a couple apps (imessage with voice control, icloud notifications, radio, including local FM stations... critical for the gym/TVw/FMsound crowd, and Remote), yea, that's a