How to Select the Right Battery for Wearables and Consumer Electronics

These days, it’s rare to encounter a consumer electronics (CE) device that isn’t “smart.” Intelligent features — heart rate monitoring or GPS tracking, for instance — mean that CE devices require more power than ever in order to provide consumers with the applications they care about, all within smaller, portable devices. As a result, battery choice is a primary concern for manufacturers. Choosing a battery for a wearable device might seem intimidating, especially since the product’s usability and form factor depend heavily on this single component. 

To help designers and engineers better understand their options, we've created an overview of the top three battery-type options, use cases and advantages in Product Design and Development.

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