Since the first Apple Watch, the Series 0, hit the market in March 2015, the Cupertino-based company has built a round business on the subject of straps, straps of all kinds and materials. However, it seems that has yet to say the last word in this lucrative market.
Many are the patents related to possible new types of straps that Apple has patented, however, the vast majority do not plan to reach the market. Today we are talking about a new type of strap that Apple has recently patented and that would integrate a recognition system that would avoid having to enter the unlock code or unlock the iPhone when we put it on our wrist.
This patent shows us an Apple Watch strap with a biometric authentication sensor, integrated in the strap buckle and that will recognize the texture of the skin of our wrist to check that we are the legitimate owners and allow access without having to enter the code or unlock the iPhone to which it is associated.
The patent also states that in addition to the sensor to recognize the texture of the skin of the doll, in addition to the hairs that we can find in it, it will also be found a temperature sensor. In the description of the patent we can read:
A portable electronic device may include a device body and a device band attached to the device body to secure the device to a user's wrist. The portable electronic device may also include a biometric wrist sensor carried by one of the device bodies and the device band. The biometric wrist sensor can include biometric detection pixels. The wearable electronic device may also include a processor coupled to the biometric wrist sensor and configured to cooperate with the biometric sensing pixels to acquire images of skin texture patterns from adjacent portions of the wearer's wrist, and perform at least one Authentication function based on the images of skin texture patterns.