Apple is developing a series of new gestures for the future Apple Watch

Apple is developing a series of new gestures for the future Apple Watch

Apple has patented a new set of gestures for the Apple Watch. It includes a clenched fist and movements with a straight palm. With their help, you can answer calls and messages, and you can also combine them with other gestures.

The first gesture looks like this: the user straightens the palm, extends the fingers and moves the palm from side to side. This gesture can be used to answer a text message or call, and can be combined with other gestures.

The clenched fist takes center stage in many of the new UI elements. You can also use it to answer an incoming call or open a text message. And by squeezing his hand and rotating the brush, the user will be able to turn over the proposed answer options.

As the author of the new gestures, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, who already owns several Apple patents, including a patent for interaction with the device using eye recognition (this patent is included in the Apple Vision Pro system) is indicated.

In January, watchOS 10.4 and iOS 17.4 betas introduced a new switch for Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. Settings appointed to prevent conflict between Apple Watch and Apple Vision Pro during gesture control. Adding a feature will allow watches to ignore the double-tap gesture when using Vision Pro.

It was previously revealed that the smartwatch can respond to a double-tap gesture when using the headset. As a reminder, Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 work with a new double-tap gesture that allows you to select buttons and open widgets without touching the screen. Apple Vision Pro, on the other hand, allows you to use the same gesture to select content in VisionOS.

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