By the way LG continues to pump out smartwatches (three models within a year), it can be said that they are highly invested in the wearable movement.  The news we’ve received today backs that up, as we get a glimpse on the LG’s R&D effort to make the most out of smartwatch battery capacity.

As reported on Korean tech news site, etnews, LG Chem has developed a coin-sized Hexagon Battery, intended to most efficiently utilize the space within circular smartwatches.

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It is said that the shape and degree of freedom in the hexagonal design can increase battery capacity up to 25% (estimated at 4 more hours of use).  LG Chem refers to the battery assembling technology as ‘Free Form Battery’.  It uses a ‘Stack & Folding’ technique that allows it to be constructed in any shape or form.

It’s great to see someone recognizing that slapping on a square battery on a circular smartwatch isn’t the best solution, especially when battery life in smartwatches hasn’t been anything to brag about.  LG Chem plans to have the Hexagon Battery in mass-production by the end of the year.

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