The next frontier for wearble batteries could be your watch band

The next frontier for wearble batteries could be your watch band
By Rich Edmonds on 4 Jun 2014 10:07 am
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Smartwatches have certainly grown in popularity but the devices still suffer from a problem shared with other mobile products - the battery. ProLogium, a flexible battery manufacturer, has taken to Computex to show how the company is looking to solve this issue by offering as much as 500mAh in the strap itself. Essentially doubling the battery supply of wearable technology, consumers would be able to do more with their devices without worrying about the nearest PC.

Utilizing solid-state lithium-ceramic batteries, ProLogium is able to avoid the volatility of other lithium-powered sources, but the safety feature list doesn't end there as non-flammable materials are used in the construction and there's an added bonus that it won't explode or catch fire if damaged/cut in two. Not only will the batteries be able to power smartwatches, but being on 1.5mm thick, they have the potential to be deployed in other products, be it clothing, headsets and other wacky gadgetry.

The company is already manufacturing the bands, which come in both a one-piece and a two-piece variants, either connecting at the ends of a watch face or overlapping an existing strap. Would you be interested in using these powered-straps for your smartwatches?

Source: Engadget

Related: Battery News

3 comments

Sonicaholic

Sure if the strap was nice looking connected with the watch nicely and didn't get hot on my wrist why not. It's going to give more power and with that comes more functionality and or longer run time, in my book that a win win.

What I don't want to see is silly nipples (Gear) or ugly connections, give it some style and make it the most stylish and safest battery on the planet and I'm happy.

Safety would have to be imperative people do the most stupid things with there watches on. lt may well be none flammable but "if" it got punctured would the chemical components do harm to the skin or if ingested.

Jamie Sanger

I'd have issues with the fact batteries can explode. Lose a hand?

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DWR_31

Now this is real innovation!

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