Apple patent is for tracking data between two Apple Watches and an iPhone

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,104,219) for tracking activity data between a wearable device (the Apple Watch) or two (another Apple Watch) paired with a companion device (the iPhone). Hey, the company really wants you to own multiple smartwatches of its making.

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An Apple Watch can gather health data through one or more sensors, and then transmit this health data to iPhone or, per the patent, an iPad or even a Mac. This health data can provide information that relates to a streak of a physical activity such as a streak of several consecutive days in which a user, who has worn the accessory, has moved (e.g. walked) more than a predetermined distance (e.g. over one mile) each day. 

The accessory can keep track of such a streak while the user wears the accessory over a period of time. However, Apple wants to make it easy for this set-up to work with multiple smartwatches.

Here’s the summary of the invention: “A set of wearable devices, each paired with a companion device, are configured to cumulatively maintain data about physical activities even though a user may switch between wearing them over a period of time. For example, a streak of workouts over many days can be maintained while the user switches between two watches over that period of time.”