What it is: Apple received a patent for a self-adjusting watch band.
One problem with the Apple Watch is that it needs a band to keep it strapped to your wrist. Beyond making the Apple Watch comfortable to wear, the watch band needs to keep the Apple Watch close to the skin for accurate sensor readings. If the Apple Watch slips too far away from a person’s skin, the sensor readings won’t be accurate.
That’s why Apple recently invented a self-adjusting band that automatically keeps a device to a person’s wrist. This can be especially useful for senior citizens who may have trouble putting on traditional bands, which could lead them to avoid using the Apple Watch altogether.
By making the process of strapping the Apple Watch simple and easy, Apple insures that the Apple Watch will accurately report health symptoms such as heart rates and calories consumed.
Whether Apple will release this invention as an actual product remains to be seen, but it shows how Apple is constantly thinking ahead beyond mere gimmicks. A self-adjusting Apple Watch band will be both comfortable and practical in assuring accuracy. That alone makes this invention worth waiting for in the future.
The Apple Watch is still evolving, just like the iPhone evolved for the first few years before dominating and defining the smartphone market. The Apple Watch will continue going through several more evolutions before finally reaching its potential, which is real-time health monitoring.
A self-adjusting watch band will simply help the Apple Watch dominate the wearable computer market and take over the health care market as well. The future of health is the Apple Watch and there will be no competitors.