Apple Watch doesn’t have as many as models like iPhone, but the company reveals a new patent on it. It suggests an upcoming AppleWatch could have a biometric authentication system based on the identification of skin textures. In short, these biometric sensors allow the user to unlock the Apple Watch by scanning a texture on the skin. It is a faster way since the unlocking would happen automatically when putting the smartwatch on the wrist.
Apple Watch With Biometric Sensors
But Apple says that, for maximum precision and efficiency, this system should incorporate multiple pixels with biometric sensitivity on both the strap and the case of the Apple Watch. Among these sensors could be infrared sensors, magnetic field sensors, and others, which would work together in order to distinguish the texture of the hair from the texture of the skin.
Not only the biometric authentication system, the company patented a facial unlocking system also based on the presence of two cameras that could also be used to make FaceTime calls.
However, as it happens in these cases, these are simple patents that could materialize or not in the next Apple wearables. In addition, Apple has never liked modular products, so we can hardly believe that the company really will develop intelligent straps with additional sensors like the ones it has patented lately, but with these things you never know after all.
In any case, Apple is currently working on the next generation of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, which could be launched around September 2019. Some believe that this model will be nothing more than a minor update compared to the improvements it brought in Series 4 against Series 3. Although surely the next Apple watch will have at least an innovative or special function to attract consumers.