Samsung is working on a Galaxy Watch that charges with solar energy
Samsung is currently working on a rather special Galaxy Watch smartwatch, since it could be recharged with solar energy, so that it can significantly increase the autonomy of the watch.
The battery life of smartwatches has been an issue for a long time, since even high-end smartwatches often only offer one day of use. Samsung might have found the solution, as a patent filed by the Korean giant proves.
A new patent discovered by LetsGoDigital named ” electronic device comprising solar cells of multiple types »Details a solar watch strap design for a future Samsung smartwatch. According to the detailed description, each section of the bracelet would house a solar cell that would power the watch battery.
Improved autonomy thanks to photovoltaic cells?
According to the patent, the new bracelet would be equipped with photovoltaic cells on either side of the watch case, so that either or both can receive the light regardless of how the smartwatch is worn.
However, solar energy could not be the only method of recharging the watch, it would therefore also retain a classic charging solution with a cable or with wireless Qi technology. Solar charging would nevertheless be useful for users who want a little extend the autonomy of their watch when they are outside and that they do not have access to any electrical outlet. In case of too much sun exposure, the new Galaxy Watch 4 equipped with WearOS can even remind you to put on sunscreen.
Samsung seems to be increasingly turning to solar power, as the company recently adopted solar power for its latest QLED smart TV remotes. For now, it should be remembered that this is a patent, which means that it is still good too early to know whether or not Samsung will equip its next connected watches with such technology. If the production cost does not allow Samsung to manufacture this type of bracelets in mass, we are not likely to see Galaxy Watch solar watches for a long time. A future generation of Galaxy Watch is also expected to use a diabetes sugar sensor.