Huawei patented a smartwatch that can store a pair of wireless earbuds

The patent shows how cleverly Huawei can hide two wireless earbuds in the smartwatch.

  • Published: July 3, 2018 10:09 AM IST
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Huawei is back with an unusual patent for the smartwatch industry. Recently, the Chinese smartphone maker patented a gaming smartwatch, a smartwatch with gestures on the back of your hand, and a touch-sensitive bezel too. Now, the latest patent from Huawei is about a smartwatch that can store a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Spotted by LetsGoDigital, the patent highlights a few ways in which the earbuds can be stored. You can either magnetically attach and store it in the band, or use a capsule with a sprint mechanism that will open and shut with a snap. The earbuds are expected to be water resistant, and have active noise cancellation feature as well. What’s more, it could also let you adjust volume or answer calls without flipping your wrist.

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Approved on June 28 by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the patent may give us an early hint of what to expect from the upcoming Huawei Watch 3. The Huawei Watch 2 was released last year, but it did not go well with the users or critics, mainly due to poor battery life and bug-ridden software.

As mentioned earlier, Huawei has also patented a gaming smartwatch that can be operated using the watch strap. It can enable multiple gaming gesture features, such as going in a direction when playing first-person shooter games. You could also attach a watch strap with a virtual keyboard.

Sure, it may sound too futuristic and the patent may not turn into a real product. But it does show that Huawei is considering different options for a smartwatch.

  • Published Date: July 3, 2018 10:09 AM IST