When Apple announced the new iPhone X surprised by displaying Face ID, the facial recognition system integrated into the company’s next workhorse and allowing unlocking the phone through the face. Now that the manufacturer based in Cupertino has been forced to reduce the power of its biometric system to meet the demand of the iPhone X without collapsing the assembly line, we can say that you have to find other solutions. And this is where Palm ID comes in.
And the Palm ID is a recognition system that uses the palm of your hand as a security key. Just as Face ID requires the face of a user authorized to unlock the device with Palm ID will need the palm of your hand to unlock your phone or tablet.
Unlike Face ID, with Palm ID you need the palm of your hand to unlock the device
PalmID looks really good. This new technology scans our hand to find patterns and recognize the owner. It is not necessary to touch the device since this unlock system uses the camera of the phone to read the palm of the user’s hand. And it is necessary to emphasize the fact that PalmID is totally compatible with any camera without using any type of special hardware, unlike the system of facial recognition that integrates the iPhone X that does require a very specific hardware.
Another of the most interesting points of Palm ID regarding Face ID is that this biometric system is compatible with any RGB or infrared camera that has a resolution of at least 0.3 megapixels. Or what is the same: any device today can use this technology without major problems. According to the California-based American company responsible for creating this technology, PalmID takes less than 100 milliseconds to read our hand and is practically impossible to fool.
Is PalmID a good alternative to Face ID? Bearing in mind that this technology to unlock devices through the palm of our hand is compatible with any operating system can be used on both mobile devices and desktop computers, it is clear that at least Face ID part with an advantage over the recognition system facial of Apple.
And you, what technology do you have, Face ID or PalmID?