At a time when smartwatches offering more than a day of battery life are hard to come by, veteran Swiss watchakers Swatch are working on a new smartwatch battery that can last up to six months without charging.
As per Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, Swatch are dedicating their efforts to launch a new watch next year with a revolutionary battery. The battery is the brainchild of Swatch's research arm Belenos and battery maker Peneta.
If the new battery does come to fruction, Hayek says that the technology will also be used in cars in the future.
"Whoever brings a battery for a smartwatch to the market that you don't need to charge for six months has a competitive advantage," he said.
The battery in question will power a new watch featuring fitness-tracking tools for sportsmen. So far, firms like Apple, LG, Motorola and Samsung have been unable to create batteries with enough strength to power their wearables for longer periods, despite coming up with innovative battery saving features.