Feb 27, 2018

Apple's New Patent Hints The Company Is In The Development Of Apple Watch Charging Carrying Case

Apple has granted a new patent application for an Apple Watch charging carrying case that works like the AirPods case, which could providing somewhere to store the Watch when it's not in use, while simultaneously recharging it, somewhat like a power bank for your Apple Watch.

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The patent is being titled as the "Case for wearable electronic device," describes that the product which could "securely hold and store a portable electronic device, such as a wrist-worn or other wearable electronic device, along with one or more bands that can be used with the device." The ability to charge bands is described as one potential embodiment.

In additon, the case can be also used to storing a few extra bands, it could even charge a "smart band," which would include some form of circuitry and have abilities to supplement the Apple Watch with additional sensors or extra battery, like the medical sensor so that it won't required to submit the entire watch model.

Some embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a case that can securely hold and store a portable electronic device, such as a wrist-worn or other wearable electronic device, along with one or more bands that can be used with the device. Embodiments of the case can include circuitry that can charge the stored electronic device and some embodiments can further include circuitry that can charge the one or more bands stored in the case if those bands have electronic components, such as circuitry, sensors and/or batteries, that also require power.

A carrying charging case could be more convenient than a puck when travelling, allowing an overnight charge without yet another thing to plug in overnight. There are also numbers of third-party accessories for Apple Watch charging case, like the Unity Pocket as shown in the picture above.

Via Patently Apple

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