Flexible Batteries from Panasonic: A Novelty for the Wearable Industry

The Japanese company Panasonic wants to usher in a battery revolution: a flexible and foldable display is not a novelty, but a flexible battery already. Panasonic has now surprisingly presented one. With all the innovative power and creativity of manufacturers from the electronics industry batteries are the critical points, which can make a brilliant product a nuisance.

So the battery performance of the Apple Watch Series 1 does not really convince and lastly even the energy storage some iPhones exploded. Even the new Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung is not protected before and brought the company a lot of bad publicity. But back to the essential: Panasonic presented this week a 0.55mm thin, flexible and certainly not exploding battery.

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The light, thin and flexible design of this rechargeable energy storage unit makes it ideal for use in wearables. Unlike the aforementioned batteries, this is even so secure that it is also suitable for Smart Clothing, explains Panasonic. According to the company, the battery still retains more than 99 percent of its original capacity even after over 1000 bends.

This all sounds very pleasing, but as usual, there is still a catch in the matter: even the most powerful of the three flexible battery variants has only a capacity of 60mAh. For comparison: The battery of the Apple Watch Series 1 has a capacity of 205mAh, the Apple Watch Series 2 is equipped with a 273mAh battery. Smartwatch manufacturers have to resort to the conventional batteries. However, it is probably only a matter of time until the flexible batteries from Panasonic are so powerful that they can be used in wearables. Should it be so far, there will surely be some new and exciting products.

 

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