Ergonomics is one of the aspects that is usually less talked about when analyzing an electronic device, but it is certainly important. Nobody would like to take with them something that is annoying, that is not comfortable to handle and is even unpleasant to the touch. In the case of the Apple Watch it is more than striking and it is a device that we have on our wrist for much of the day and therefore it is essential that your straps are comfortable.
We currently have a wide range of belts compatible with Apple Watch, whether they are official company or third parties. It is not that these are uncomfortable, but they can certainly cause some annoying friction throughout the day as in any other type of watch. After all, we move our hands a lot, whether walking, lying or working.
Apple is aware of all the movements and turns of the wrist that we do throughout the day, and in order to make the use of the Apple Watch more comfortable, it has registered a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office describing new straps . These are called "constantly adjusted watchbands." In the broad technical description of them, they talk about how they could automatically adjust to the user's wrist according to the situation in which they are.
As we said before, the comfort we feel when wearing a watch is not the same if we are practicing sports than if we are sitting in front of the television. That is why this type of straps would detect what movements we are doing with our wrists to try to adjust without the clock stop working, and it is noteworthy that currently the device will ask us for the security key if at any time it stops detecting the wrist even for a few seconds.
It is too early to get dates for this type of technology. In fact, it is not possible to guarantee one hundred percent that they will arrive one day, and it is that not all patents have always been reflected in final products. Of course it would be a great novelty if it came to fruition, as it would be a detail for the comfort of users