Reserve Strap today released the main design specs of its battery-charging Apple Watch band accessory, confirming a shipping date for the $$ 249.99 strap to be November 3, 2015. Because its launching in early March, the Reserve Strap has gone through two design iterations, with designers Lane Musgrave and John Arrow attempting to obtain the look– and capability– perfect.

The strap’s completed design can be found in with a width of 25mm, a thickness of 3-9mm, and a total weight of 65g. The designers have also dropped the rubber and metallic combination design of the Reserve Strap’s 2nd iteration with a consistent Thermoset Elastomer Silicone band that’s “as resistant to water as Apple Watch.” Can be found in both 38mm and 42mm casing sizes, the Reserve Strap guarantees to fit wrists varying in size from 130mm to 210mm.


The initial Reserve Strap design (left), with the 2nd design (middle) and the final one (right)
The design had not been the only element of the strap to be upgraded, however, with the strap’s developers keeping in mind a 167 percent boost in battery life, compared with the original design’s 125 percent increase. Essentially, if the Reserve Strap is fully charged (through consisted of micro-USB cable), users can expect an additional 30 hours of battery life for their Apple Watch. So, as the business keeps in mind on its site, a fully-charged Apple Watch can now anticipate a grand overall battery life of 48 hours if both devices are topped off.

The company goes into the specifics in the brand-new post on what users can expect with a daily usage of the Reserve Strap, detailed listed below. It should be mentioned that the strap’s access to the Apple Watch accessory port needs users to first eliminate the cover to the covert port before utilizing the Reserve Strap, a procedure detailed by creators Musgrave and Arrow in a how-to video on their YouTube channel.

How Reserve Strap Functions

1. Reserve Strap will connect to the Apple Watch much like Apple bands. It will certainly slide in laterally then you’ll then press forward a small switch beneath the band to engage the accessory port connection to secure the Reserve Strap on the Watch.

2. At your discretion simply press the power button once to start charging. You can use the Watch as normal while it charges.

3. When top-off charging is complete after 60-75 minutes, press the power button once again to save the rest of Reserve Strap for another time. Or if you choose to leave Reserve Strap on, Apple Watch will make use of the Strap’s power to keep the Apple Watch at 100 % power up until the Reserve Strap is diminished.

4. Reserve Strap utilizes a very little LED indicator to let you understand just how much charge you have actually left. When you turn the charge on or plug it in, the LED will certainly radiance either red, yellow or green showing a high, medium, or low charge.

5. Charging the Reserve Strap and Apple Watch is extremely simple. You can leave your Strap on the Watch and simply plug it in via micro USB. This will certainly charge the Apple Watch and Reserve Strap at the exact same time!

The Reserve Strap, which the developers assure completely complies with the Apple Watch Band Design Standards and “does not violate either AppleCare warranty or Apple Terms & Conditions,” can be pre-ordered for $$ 249.99 today from the business’s main web site. The final design can be acquired in white, grey, or black, its creators noting that only those who pre-ordered are guaranteed a strap on the November 3 launch date.

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