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Apple Watch gesture sharing revealed in new patent

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Apple Watch gesture sharing revealed in new patent

A freshly uncovered patent has shed light on Apple's futuristic plans for its smartwatch, which will allow users to exchange information between devices via simple gestures.

The patent shows how two Apple Watch owners could shake hands, bump fists or even bow to swap files, exchange contact details or forward images without having to break out their iPhones.

Motion sensors would be able to detect the swiftness of the movements users make, so the watch would know when you were greeting someone.

What’s more, the filing claims you could share different data depending on the gesture you perform.

apple watch gesture patent

It even goes so far as to claim that any future Apple Watch could recognise the identity of other users and share data accordingly.

At a work event? Shake to share a business card with someone you’re meeting for the first time. Out with friends? Bump or wave to send pictures from one wearable to another.

Being a patent, the technology that underpins it is a likely to be a long way from coming to market. However, it clearly shows how keen Apple is to take its smartwatch to the next level.

Source:

Patently Apple

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