This disclosure describes a multi-functional smartwatch crown that an improved navigation experience, e.g., for a smartwatch. The crown is designed to rotate about an axis as a rotating side button that is mapped to some smartwatch navigation actions. The crown can also be pushed in and out as a button for other navigation actions. The crown is additionally configured to be toggled up and down (jog toggle) along a side of the smartwatch, e.g., for added functionality such as increasing or decreasing volume, or for up and down pagination, etc. The crown can also be locked into different positions after being toggled up or down. The respective locked positions represent different modes of operation for the smartwatch, for example, a default mode, a work mode, and a workout mode, etc.
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No, Charles, "Multi-functional smartwatch crown", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 21, 2018)