Apple eyes a self-adjusting Apple Watch band (now about one that supplies extra power?) Apple World Today
A self-adjusting band for the Apple Watch, anyone? Its possible. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,781,984) for dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices.Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting the fit of a wearable electronic device are disclosed. In many embodiments, a tensioner associated with a wearable electronic device can control one or more actuators that are mechanically coupled to either the housing or to a band attached to the wearable electronic device. In one example, in response to a signal to increase the tightness of the band, the tensioner can cause the actuator(s) to increase the tension within the band.
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