Apple Watch just got even better as it receives a new gesture-sensing band! The newly added feature allows users to access and activate the wearable tech without even touching the device's screen.
Right now, touchscreen devices are considered the most accessible gadgets. You can just swipe up, down, left, and right your fingers to do online tasks.
Some laptops are also now a touchscreen, saving you the hassle of using a mouse to hover from tab to tab. However, there's a more convenient way to use different kinds of gadgets.
Apple Watch's new Mudra Band
According to Engadget' latest report, people with cognitive and physical disabilities, such as ALS, are having a hard time using touch screen devices.
This might just change since Apple Watch receives the new Mudra Band. This new gesture-sensing band will be introduced in the upcoming CES 2021 Innovation Award event.
The design and concept are very similar to the Myo armband North, which is also known as Thalmic. The previous Myo armband was released to focus on its Focals smart glasses.
The Mudra Band is intended to work with an Apple Watch. It uses a sensor to detect electrical signals, which are sent by the users' brains to their fingers.
After that, the band will use deep-learning algorithms to analyze the impulses and map them to a corresponding finger movement. It will then send the data to the user's Apple Watch with the help of Bluetooth LE.
Advanced tips for new Apple Watch owners
The Apple Watch, together with its new Mudra Band, can really be helpful to many people, with disabilities or none. If you decided to own one, here are some advanced tricks and tips you need to do, as stated by MacRumors.
- Delete apps
- Use Tapback for Messages
- Take advantage of Smart Replies
- Clear notifications
- Silence a phone call
- Jump back to the top of an Apple Watch app
- Quickly access favorite apps
- Use List View
- Ping a lost iPhone
- Pause a workout
- Skin the workout countdown
- Access Control Center
- See battery life in Nightstand Mode
- Use Siri to read time
- Make a Memoji
- Control Airpods
- Swap between apps quickly
If you want to learn more on how to use it, just click here for more details.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.