Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published and reported by Patently Apple that showcases the possibility of future Apple Watch models including Apple’s Face ID technology.
Other patent showcases technology Apple may include in the Watchband itself for sports athletes, including new sensors and materials.
As Patently Apple notes,
Apple’s granted patent FIG. 7A presented below illustrates a perspective view of an Apple Watch having a band that can include capacitive and EMG sensors; FIG. 7B illustrates an Apple Watch band that can include capacitive and sensors and a plurality of elastic sections.
Patently Apple originally reported this patent in March of 2018, with the details just now emerging.