A new patent has shown that the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch may soon be replaced by an optical sensor. As mentioned on Patently’s Apple website, this sensor supports gestures like controlling the clock. In the meantime, you can also measure your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and other biometric data. It is undoubtedly very interesting news for the new Apple Watch.
The new Apple Watch could arrive with great news!
According to the patent information, this sensor will work similarly to Apple Watch’s Digital Crown. The user can move his finger in front of the optical sensor and when he recognizes the gestures he can control the system or change the information displayed.
However, it is possible that the optical sensor of the Apple Watch recognizes gestures at different distances from the sensor. In other words, we don’t even need to touch our finger in many cases. Just slide your finger near it.
In addition, the new patent states that the new system uses fewer moving components. This now increases the durability of the Apple Watch. The more of these components there are in a device, the greater the probability of a failure at a given point in time. In addition, you also save space inside. Or be more good news.
It is currently unknown what else the new Apple Watch will bring with it. At panel level there is talk of improved sensors and innovations. However, everything is still at a very early stage.
One thing is right. The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches today and it is sure to bring it back. After all, you need to keep users interested. Mainly because the competition is increasing, especially in the Galaxy Watch space.