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Did you know about the secret port on the Apple Watch

Did you know about the secret port on the Apple Watch
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I've talked about the Apple Watch a lot since came out last month, but there's one feature that's gone largely unnoticed. I'm talking about the tiny six-pin accessory port hidden at the bottom of the watch face where strap attaches.

So, what's the port good for? Apple calls it a diagnostic port, but another company called Reserve Strap says it can also be used to charge your Watch faster.

Reserve Strap even made a video showing that charging via the six pin accessory port is about 5% faster than charging the watch with the standard wireless magnetic inductive charger from Apple.

Reserve Strap has created a special strap for the Apple Watch that takes advantage of the accessory port and increases battery life. The strap plugs into the port and charges the watch while you wear it.

Keeping your Apple Watch charged longer won't come cheap. Reserve Strap's charging gadget costs $250.

Want to see how Apple Watch stacks up to the other smart watches on the market? Click here to take a look at my handy comparison chart.

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