Original topic:

New Idea For On-Wrist Charging

(Topic created: 06-08-2021 08:18 AM)
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  Attn: Smartwatch Engineering/R & D Team

  Re:  Economical and easy to implement feature to allow on-wrist charging via cable

  Concern:  Many people, myself included, would rather not have to take our watches off to charge them.

  Solution:  Design the next-gen smartwatch with a magnetic charging contact on the side of the watch case to allow use of a magnetic charging cable while the phone is still being worn.

  Use of a magnetic charging cable has several benefits:

-  Convenient on-wrist charging for the many consumers who do not want to break health monitoring routines by having to remove watches to recharge them

-  Magnetic contact on watch case would be durable and waterproof

-  Economical: charging contact could be proprietary in design or use currently available magnetic charging contacts & cables that are already on the market, and be much cheaper than some of the in-band or in-bezel wireless charging ideas that are currently being patented

-  Charging via USB-A to magnetic 2-pin USB-C type connector (in the watch case of course) would allow for charging while consumers work/play on their computers, recharge via a multitude of currently available USB-A power banks, or simply via USB-A chargers connected to power outlets while people work, relax, drive, or even sleep.

  I'm sure there are even more reasons why implementing this feature in future Samsung phones would capture a lion's-share of smartwatch sales in any year that this idea is implemented. I would ask that Samsung please seriously consider researching and eventually developing this feature into the Galaxy 5 watch when it eventually comes out.

  Oh, and if the Samsung Corporation has a heart, please consider sending me one of them when they finally get through production? Especially an LTE model I can use on the T-Mobile network?

  It would be a wonderful and most appreciated way of saying "Thanks for the idea!"  😃

Mike H.

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I absolutely love this idea.
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