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    Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Swatch says it will bring the new battery technology to automobiles too.
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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Gosh. This could revolutionise the electric car industry. I wonder what the tech is? Will it be available for mobile phone makers? (Really don't care about the (smart)watch side of things)
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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Swatch would make an absolute killing from licencing this technology for use in phones, tablets, laptops etc. Although, probably it would be better for them if they didn't licence it for smartwatches.

    I've recently picked up a Microsoft Band, previously I'd dismissed smart watches as a passing fad. However too much time spent in airports normally leads me to buying things I don't really need.
    The result is, I like having a watch with some smart features and health tracking. The battery life is a large drawback, realistically the MS Band lasts around 2 days. If the battery lasted 6 months I don't think I'd go back to a traditional watch.

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Reading the article makes it sound like they haven't made such a thing yet but think they can in the next 12 months......

    That's a LONG way from actually having the tech........are swatch desperate for funding or something?
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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    That's like two orders of magnitude more energy density. That's not just disruptive, that's alien technology or something.

    However, maybe the battery can recharge from motion, body heat, or something, as you are wearing it.

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Key word here is the 'developing', plus there is no detail on the tech in the watch, with 6 month battery they imply they have a eink style screen, instead of a full colour touch screens of some competitors. If it could supply a Watch from Apple with 6 months battery life, I would be proper impressed, but unlikely.

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    I've been getting excited about amazing battery technologies for years and not one of them has materialised. UNTIL such a thing is in production and you can buy it I will remain unmoved. Next!

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    how many time have we heard thing like this before, a brand new tech to revolutionize the ****, bla, bla, bla, but never came into market. progress is made slow and progressive, not with giant leaps!

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Quote Originally Posted by 63jax View Post
    how many time have we heard thing like this before, a brand new tech to revolutionize the ****, bla, bla, bla, but never came into market. progress is made slow and progressive, not with giant leaps!
    Totally agree. What happened to all the hype about Graphene Batteries, Processors, Superconductive-Wires, etc etc

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    It wouldn't be Swatch's first dabble in the automotive industry: Swatch Mercedes ART = SMART

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    kinetic style charging would be ideal for smart watches, and mobile phones, of course with normal charging options available too

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    15 years ago we were told a cool ultrasonic cloth washer with ability to do ironing post-wash was going to be 'launched' within months....amazing tech. Bloody hell, I am still waiting.

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    Re: Swatch developing 'revolutionary' six month smartwatch battery

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJA666 View Post
    15 years ago we were told a cool ultrasonic cloth washer with ability to do ironing post-wash was going to be 'launched' within months....amazing tech. Bloody hell, I am still waiting.
    I'm still waiting for that oven where you speak into it and it produces whatever you asked for on demand. I saw that on TV when I was only a child but that still hasn't materialised in the shops. this guy on the bus told me it was government suppression. Given the obesity hype I can see why but surely we could give a few of those machines to starving people in Africa and the like?

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