The possible Apple Watch optical sensor may be configurable to detect the user’s gestures at different distances from the sensor. According to the patent, the sensor may be adjusted to detect motion when the user touches it or when the gesture is within a short distance of it. Apple may replace Apple Watch’s Digital Crown with an optical sensor. The new Apple Watch patent is named “Watch with optical sensor for user input” According to Apple, the new Apple Watch patent will use fewer moving parts, thus making the Apple Watch more durable.
According to a recent Apple patent, the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch could soon be replaced with an optical sensor. According to Patently Apple, the rumoured optical sensor will employ gestures to control the Apple Watch, effectively replacing the present Digital Crown. Heart rate, blood oxygen level, blood pressure, and other physiological data may be measured using the optical sensor. The optical sensor in the new patent would most likely function similarly to the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch. When the user moves their finger in front of the optical sensor, the Apple Watch recognises the gesture and uses it to manage the system or adjust the displayed information. Apple may replace the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch with an optical sensor.
The more moving parts there are in a device, the more likely it is that these parts could fail at some point or for some reason. Apple’s new Apple Watch patent also aims to free up space that could be used to house additional components in the Apple Watch. Although Apple’s “Watch with optical sensor for user input” patent is now a reality, this doesn’t mean that Apple will certainly use this technology in a real-life product.