Last year we saw an Apple Watch accessory in the form of a strap that offers a little more autonomy to the watches just launched by Apple, the Apple Watch. This accessory was a strap called Reserve Strap, with it you could recharge the Apple Watch thanks to the connector that hides in the place where the strap meets the watch case, but it seems that in the end all this will come to nothing by the will of the APple itself.
Logically, for the Cupertino company, it is a priority that the device be used properly and also that it allows them to obtain benefits with accessories for it. While it is true battery straps don't seem to fit into Apple's plans to add to the Apple Watch (for now) because they do not want third-party companies to do business with it.
It seems that after Apple Watch version 2.0.1, users who bought this accessory stopped being able to use it to recharge the watch. Logically in later versions it has remained the same, that is, it still does not work and it does not seem that it will do it again in the following versions.
Personally speaking, I think that the price of this battery strap for the Cupertino boys' watch, added to the fact that you have to make use of the small port that they add on the part of the watch case is not one of the accessories that I I would buy, but if it is true that those who have paid to have that extra battery now have a problem. In addition to this if we access the Reserve Strap website, this is still selling And I think that if it no longer works they should warn about it on the web even though if they warn that it does not work in higher versions of watchOS 2.0 on their blog
For our customers who are still running WatchOS 2.0 or earlier, we can still ship Reserve Strap in the coming weeks, but they will not be able to update their Watches without losing the charging feature that is only present in the early versions of WatchOS.