Latest in Battery

Image credit:

Swatch is working on a smartwatch battery that lasts six months

Billy Steele
05.06.15
84 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Smartwatches have yet to solve the riddle of battery life, but Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek says his company is hard at work on a solution. Speaking with the Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung, the chief executive revealed that not only with the watchmaker put out a smartwatch next year, but that it will feature "a revolutionary battery." Belenos, Swatch's research arm, and battery maker Renata are hard at work on the tech. The company announced last year that it would begin packing fitness-tracking tools inside its Touch line of watches, beginning with the Touch Zero for volleyball players earlier this year. What's more, the fruits of the long-lasting battery project will also be used in cars. "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 said during the interview. For reference, battery life for both the Apple Watch and Moto 360 hovers around a day.

[Image credit: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
84 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Google tries to explain its controversial health data collection program

Google tries to explain its controversial health data collection program

View
Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

View
'Diablo IV' team reveals early thoughts on dungeons, level caps

'Diablo IV' team reveals early thoughts on dungeons, level caps

View
Xbox One update helps you buy the games your friends are playing

Xbox One update helps you buy the games your friends are playing

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr