Apple ‘Wrist-Worn’ Device Patent Hints at iWatch Gesture Support


We get a more evidence or a proof, which hints that Apple’s  iWatch is near to its launch. At this time the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded another patent to the Cupertino firm for a wrist-worn gadget design with touchscreen, gestures and smartphone connectivity.

The patent,  has a titled “Wrist-worn electronic device“,  and that was granted to Apple on Tuesday which submitted in July 2011. The patent describes a wrist-worn  is device , which is ready to pair via various protocols with a smartphone, tablet or desktop PC featuring cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Smartwatch in the patent  has also described that it is able to alert the user via audio, visual or haptic feedback such as vibrations. The device comes with a haptic sensors that indicated by the patent, and also now performs the gesture recognition. “For an example, the gesture might be a single shake or bounce, tap. Then the user’s wrist for one user input option (e.g., accepting a  incoming call), and might be a pair of shakes (or bounces, taps, etc.) for another user input option (e.g., decline incoming call),” states the invention background section.

The Apple iWatch patent describes of the Smartwarch is also describes the core body as well as the strap of the smartwatch to include numbers of sensors such as -biometric components, GPS modules, NFC antennas, Bluetooth packages,  with a proximity detectors and many more. The Proximity-based triggers are also might be found at the Apple upcoming Smartwatch, where the wrist-worn electronic device would warn the user if the paired smartphone has been left behind, stolen or out of range.

According to the earlier reports and rumors the Apple is expected to launch its alleged iWatch in the month of October this year. The rumored iWatch is also said to sport an 2.5-inch display and collect health-related data of users.