The latest word on the Apple smart watch is that it could include one or more interesting charging methods.
There is still no official word from Apple on what its new watch will be like, when it will be released or what it will be called. Heck, the thing might not even exist.
However, that hasn’t stopped rumours of the iWatch (as some people are guessing it will be called) coming thick and fast. The latest one suggests that you will be able to use the watch without ever plugging it in to charge it.
Used in Some Recent Phones
The reason for this is that it is said to offer inductive charging. This method of charging up a device was seen in the last year on smartphones such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Google Nexus 4. It will be interesting to see such a small device as a smart watch use this technology.
Inductive charging basically works through electromagnetic fields which are produced from one object (in this case it would be a charging unit) and picked up by a second device (the watch).
It doesn’t stop there. It seems that Apple is looking into other ways of charging its smart watch and for use on other products as well. For example, they are supposedly investigating the feasibility of adding a solar cell under the display of their devices, to allow them to charge using solar power.
Another possibility we might see in the future is that of smart devices which use kinetic charging to keep them juiced up. This is something which is currently used for conventional phones. It also sounds similar to the Power Pocket, which is a piece of clothing which uses kinetic energy to charge up phones.