Apple has long been rumored to be developing a smartwatch device, although all of their efforts seem to have stagnated at one point, battery issue. While the California company strives to offer a superior smartatch experience, there are several options that are being deliberated so far as powering the device is concerned. Induction charging is one such method that is being deliberated upon that won’t require the device to be physically connected to a charging unit. Instead, placing them on a charging plate is all that would be required to charge the smartphone, a technology that is already in use with some smartphone devices.
Other options being explored include adding a solar charging layer which can be added either to the glass cover or the watch face which will act to charge the device when used in sunlit conditions. Motion based charging too has been doing the rounds, a technology that is in use in several watch devices. However, what seems evident is that a definite approach to charging the smartwatch seems to have eluded Apple boffins who are keen for an iWatch device that can be used for several days before requiring a recharge.
The above deliberation have also brought to the fore a key aspect that is dogging the tech scene for some time now, that of battery technology that is lagging the development in other key areas, that of processing, storage, display and so on. As such, the way things stand right now can be like this, we may have mobile devices with the most vivid of displays, have considerable amount of processing power at disposal along with enough of storage to boot though almost all of the feats have been nulled to some extent at least by a limited power source. Watching videos, listening to the music or playing games coupled with a few hours of web surfing can drain the battery in no time.
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