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2016: Swatch to address primary smartwatch issue with revolutionary battery

By Hafeez Sim - on 7 May 2015, 11:30am

Swatch looking to make smartwatch batteries last longer

 Source: Fabrice Coffrini/ Getty Images

While the Apple Watch has managed to keep interest in smartwatches high, one of the main complaints about smartwatches is their limited battery life. It's one thing to charge your smartphone daily, but having to charge your watch daily is too much of a hassle for some.

Swatch Group CEO, Nick Hayek,  is looking to address that issue with their new revolutionary battery. Hayek said that Swatch is hard at work with its research group, Belenos, and its battery producer, Renata, in order to bring a long-life battery for smartwatches in 2016. He also revealed that the new battery would be applicable to cars. 

"Whoever brings a battery for a smartwatch to the market that you don't need to charge for six months has a competitive advantage," Hayek said in an interview.

Earlier this year, we reported that Swatch would start selling smartwatches from the middle of the year and would supposedly incorporate mobile payment technology and a mechanical component to generate energy for the watch so that it doesn't need to be charged.

Source: Reuters