For all intents and purposes, the new Apple Watch is not a mobile device that uses wireless charging. While its charging cable uses magnetic inductive coupling, the wire must still physically attach to the watch in order to work.
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In contrast, George Holmes sees a day not so far from now when smartwatches, smartphones, and other small mobile devices will begin wirelessly charging as soon as they enter a home, office or car. There'll be no need to ever remove that smartwatch from your wrist.
Holmes, CEO at Energous
, is pitching a wireless charging technology called WattUp that can send power in a 15-foot radius using radio frequency transmissions.
The Pleasanton, Calif. company, which raised nearly $25 million when it went public this year
, plans to have consumer products out by Thanksgiving, 2015.