The Apple Watch can do some useful things already, but Apple's not through with its functionality. According to a new patent discovered just a few days ago, Apple intends to bring something akin to Samsung's Air Gesture feature to the Apple Watch, while adding features such as sign language gestures, along with other motion gestures.
The patent shows that the Apple Watch of the future will be able to perform actions based on sign language gestures, such as open car doors and unlock them, answer or reject a phone call, make a phone call, find your iPhone if it's missing (of course, the iPhone will have to be connected via Bluetooth to the Apple Watch on your wrist), increase or decrease speaker volume, and even scroll to the next page of an article if you're reading an article.
These types of motion gestures will bring a much-needed functionality increase to the Apple Watch, seeing that all current smartwatches are good at doing the basic notifications but little else. Some consumers still feel that smartwatches lack significance beyond what smartphones can do already, and these customers are restless in their search to find a smartwatch that commands them to hand over their hard-earned cash. We're not sure that smartwatches will ever reach the kind of functionality these customers long for, but we know that Apple and other smartwatch makers such as Google and Samsung won't rest until smartwatches become the next big thing.