Apple patents self-adjusting Apple Watch bands

Apple patents self-adjusting Apple Watch bands

Apple has been granted a new patent for various types of self-adjusting Apple Watch bands, which could automatically tighten or loosen to perfectly fit your wrist (via AppleInsider).


The patent — formally US Patent No. 9,781,984, “Dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices” — describes bands that go far beyond just simple rubber or leather materials. Instead, Apple seems to be interested in a system where users could electronically adjust the tightness or looseness of their watchbands, either manually or in automatic response to biometric data from the Watch.


There are a few proposed ways that the patent suggests that such a band could physically be implemented, including shape memory wire (such as Nitinol) that could expand...



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