Reserve Strap prototype aims to charge the Apple Watch’s battery while you wear it

One of the biggest public concerns regarding the Apple Watch seems to be its battery life. While other smartwatches, such as the Pebble, claim life of up to 10 days, the Cupertino wearable is said to last for less than 24 hours.

Accessories have a tendency to broaden the scope of any gadget, in some way or another, and when it comes to the Apple Watch one category that owners might want to broaden is the battery life. That’s where the Reserve Strap, which is currently in the prototype stages, comes in. As revealed by a report published by 9to5Mac, the Reserve Strap is a new accessory being planned for the Apple Watch that will effectively replace the standard strap for the wearable with a strap that can actively charge the device while the owner wears it.v

Since the Watch hasn’t officially launched yet, the Reserve Strap isn’t a real product yet. It’s currently in the prototype stage, and the team is still trying to iron out details, such as how long the band will extend battery life.

They have submitted patents for their band though, and are already accepting pre-orders, so clearly this is more than just a concept. The current price is $249, but they mention that could change hinging on market interest.

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