Swatch Smartwatch Battery will last Six Months, says Report

    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.

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    Swatch Smartwatch Battery will last Six Months, says Report

    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.

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    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.

    Swatch Smartwatch Battery will last Six Months, says Report

    He further went on saying: "We're working intensively on this problem with our research group Belenos and battery producer Renata."

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    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.

    Swatch Smartwatch Battery will last Six Months, says Report

    "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.

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