Apple working on interchangable Watch bands with extra features: Report

Apple seems to be investing a lot on its smartwatch segment. The company is said to be working on new bands for its Apple Watch that could bring new features to the device.

According to BGR, Apple is working on detachable bands for its Apple Watch that could add features such as glucose monitoring or clicking images. "Apple also plans to introduce interchangeable "smart watch bands" that add various functionality to the Apple Watch without added complexity, and without increasing the price of the watch itself. This could also mean that the glucose monitoring feature will be implemented as part of a smart band, rather than being built into the watch hardware," says the website.

The report also talks about the possibility of adding more battery life inside the interchangeable band to increase the life of the Apple Watch.

A source familiar with the company's plans told the website that Tim Cook and company has "identified the right part of the body and there's so much more they can and intend to do with the watch."

On a related note, last month Digitimes reported that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 (if that turns out to be the name) will be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 . Rumours claim that the wearable will be powered by a faster processor and have better battery life, as compared to the current Apple Watch Series 2.

The report further suggests that Apple Watch Series 3 may have cellular connectivity. Addition of cellular connectivity means Apple Watch users won't need to pair their iPhones for making calls. They can go for separate carrier plans as well.

A report from February adds the next-gen Apple Watch to come with a new display material . The Cupertino-based tech firm may start using G/F (glass-film) touch solution for the upcoming smartwatch. For those unaware, Apple used G/G (2 pieces of glass) touch panels for Apple Watch and later shifted to TOL (touch on lens) for the second-generation model.

source: Gadgetsnow