Adding some excitement to the scene, Swatch appeared on their annual conference with their CEO announcing that they’re working with a revolutionary battery for smartwatches and soon for smartphones and automobile industry.
Their master plan is to develop a new kind of rechargeable battery for smartwatches which don’t require recharging for six months. The Swatch CEO also claimed that the company would make the battery tech available to the automobile industry.
Everyone for sure could relate to the most common problem with smartphones and other mobile devices. They suffer from the same issue – limited battery life. It’s very common for a smartphone battery to last not much longer than a day while its smartwatches counterparts also include battery pack that can offer even less stamina.
Well, let’s say Apple Watch offer up to 18 hours of battery life but it can also be drained in as little as 2.5 hours of active use. If you’re among the people who are considering wristwatches as part of their everyday life, then you’re more likely to experience this sort of revolutionary battery. People were used to replacing the batteries in after several years of use.
Fortunately for the Swiss firm, its study into longer lasting batteries sounds to have made some good progress. Swatch CEO Nick Hayek made the above claims about the revolutionary battery in development.
“Whoever brings a battery for a smartwatch to the market that you don’t need to charge for six months has a competitive advantage,” Hayek told Swiss press in an interview last May 6th.
“We’re working intensively on this problem with our research group Belenos and battery producer Renata. Next year we will come to the market with a revolutionary battery, not only for watches but also for automobiles.”
Swatch plans to debut devices with the new battery in 2016 and mobile market consumers are hoping it also gets deployed in smartphones, laptops and cars in the not-too-distant future. If it would be a success, I’m pretty sure it’s going to create a domino effect on smartphones too. But to help alleviate charging woes, scientists at Stanford University, California revealed an aluminum battery that could be charged in less than 60 seconds.
They said the technology was both greener and safer than current batteries, while it was also the first high-performance aluminium battery that is “fast-charging”, long-lasting and inexpensive. Unlike other prototypes which die after just 100 charges, the Stanford battery can also withstand more than 7,500 cycles without any loss of capacity. Meanwhile, a lot of smartphone users are clinging on USB portable chargers they can rely on while on the go.
Source: Daily Mail UK