Huawei is in the news again with a new innovation, having patented a smartwatch which comes with a set of built-in Bluetooth earbuds, according to LetsGoDigital.
Much is not yet known about the details of the Huawei Watch 3, including a release date, but the patent indicates that the company is considering different ways to store a pair of wireless earbuds insidethe smartwatch.
The patent details a few ways the earbuds could be stored: through a capsule with a spring mechanism that opens and shuts with a snap, or magnetically attached and stored in the watch band itself. The wireless, water resistant earbuds would also have active noise canceling. It would provide a way to answer calls and adjust the volume without flipping your wrist.
The patent was approved on June 28th by the World Intellectual Property Organization and it might give us a hint of what to expect for the Huawei Watch 3. (Huawei’s last smartwatch came out last year and received subpar reviews, notably with criticisms around its bug-ridden software and poor battery life.)
As with all patents, there’s a chance this feature could never appear in the market. Huawei was also approved for a gaming smartwatch patent in May, so it appears the company is considering many different possibilities.