Apple has an idea for a novel new way to control your devices: Smartwatch-tracked gesture controls.
In a patent application published on Thursday, the Californian technology company outlines a way to interact with the Apple Watch and other linked devices using special sensors in the wearable device.
These sensors will monitor hand and arm movements, figure out what the user is doing, then translate them into commands.
Apple was granted a patent Tuesday for a smartwatch that could receive alerts for calls and social media messages, give GPS data, play media, sense physical data, and be controlled with gestures.
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