Apple could be working on a wearable ring, hints patent filing

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Oct 17 2019
Apple could be working on a wearable ring, hints patent filing

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Apple has just filed a patent for a new wearable device

The patent talks about a device that could be used to wirelessly interact with your Mac computers

It will also come with a range of bio-metric sensors that will track your fitness levels.

In the world of wearables, most companies are pushing tech to be smaller, more efficient and better looking. Apple is one of the companies that is pushing wearables to the next level. The company has been delivering big with the Apple Watch series of wearables. In fact, Amazon has even taken the plunge as the company announced two new wearable products at its 2019 product event. These include the Echo Loop which is essentially a smart ring that slips on to your finger. 

Not to be outdone, Apple saw this as a challenge and filed a new patent for a wearable electronic ring computing device. Basically, the patent talks about a device that could be used to wirelessly interact with your Mac computers. The device also features a touchscreen and microphone. Obviously, it comes with a processor, wireless transmitter and a bunch of different sensors. It also comes with its own power source. It is expected to have Siri built into the device as well. 

Just talking about the sensors, the device comes with haptic actuators to provide force feedback to the user. Motion sensors that will be capable of identifying "a writing motion", as well as a page turning and swiping motion that could be used as a navigational tool for your computer. It will also come with a range of bio-metric sensors that will track your fitness levels. 

From what we’ve read, the patent also talks about how you can use the device to unlock another device such as an iPad or iPhone. The device could also come with a screen on which you can mimic an external device’s display on it. But then again, this is just a patent and not an actual realization of the device. 

As of now, the patent is among thousands of other patents filed by the company. So, do not get your hopes up too high as this could just be another idea that never makes it past just being an idea. 

 

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