Earlier this year, Swatch announced its Touch One Zero smartwatch ahead of the Apple's Watch debut. Now, the Swiss-based watchmaker is currently working on a new ‘long-life battery' for smartwatches and automobiles, as reported by Reuters.
Battery life on smartwatches is a big issue, but it seems that Swatch has been reportedly working on a new technology that could pump a new lease of life in the wearable segment.
The firm's CEO Nick Hayek, speaking to Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung, says his company will release a "revolutionary battery" next year, "not only for watches, but also for automobiles." Later Reuters confirmed Hayek's statements with a Swatch spokesperson.
"Whoever brings a battery for a smartwatch to the market that you don't need to charge for six months has a competitive advantage," he explained.
He further went on saying: "We're working intensively on this problem with our research group Belenos and battery producer Renata."
In the interview, Hayek confirms that Swatch and Renata (Swatch's research arm) are working on a battery that can power a smartwatch for six months.
"Next year we will come to the market with a revolutionary battery, not only for watches but also for automobiles," Hayek said.
Given that current smartwatches only last for a day or two on a single charge, a smartwatch that lasts six months would be well appreciated in the market.