This strap uses a secret port to charge your Apple Watch while you're wearing it

This could be the cure to Apple Watch range anxiety


Hidden inside the Apple Watch's bottom strap connector slot is a mysterious six-pin port. While Apple has yet to confirm its purpose, it could come in very useful.

Accessory maker Reserve Strap has confirmed that the hidden port is not only suitable for charging, but will top up the Watch's battery significantly quicker than the included wireless charging dock.

The company's new strap accessory is currently the only strap with a built-in battery that uses this port, letting it charge up the Watch while it's being worn.

Compared to the likes of the LG G Watch R which lasts one and a half days with the screen always on, the Apple Watch falls short in the longevity department, so this is good news for Watch Wearers.

A special tool is included to provide access to the port, and we expect a flood of charging strap accessories to follow suit. You can pre-order te Reserve Strap here, for US$250.

Whether or not Apple will disable the charging feature with a software update, is an another matter entirely. Watch this space.


[Reserve Strap via 9to5 MacPocket-lint]

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