Devices > Wearables Blog

Huawei Patents Earbud-Storing Smartwatch

by Neil Mawston | Jul 04, 2018

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last month granted Huawei a patent for a smartwatch that can store a pair of Bluetooth earbuds inside it.

The earbuds can, theoretically, be stored in a hinged capsule, or "glued" on the back with magnets.

While no commercial devices have been released yet, this is potentially a good innovation from Huawei (provided the overall formfactor is not too large). Anyone who has ever tried to juggle a smartwatch or phone with a pair of corded or cordless headphones while navigating a crowded subway on the commute to or from work will know what a pain it can be.

And Huawei could do with some badly-needed innovation and differentiation. Its global smartwatch marketshare today stands at a puny 4% and few consumers worldwide are even aware Huawei sells such products.

Image result for huawei smartwatch
Previous Post: Baselworld 2018: Day 4 – Feature Watches (cont’d) | Next Post: Russian Army Troops Get Ruggedized Smartwatches

Let's talk

Now you know a little about us, get in touch and tell us what your business problem is.
Inquiry / Message:

please enter captcha from left