This December, Huawei unveiled their latest innovation in wearable technology: a smartwatch with a unique twist. The watch features an innovative pop-up design that allows the user to store their wireless earbuds inside. With a single press of a button, the watch’s top flips open to reveal a pair of earbuds that can be used for hands-free calling and music streaming.
The Huawei Watch Buds might look like something you’d find while perusing an airplane magazine’s gadget section, but they’re actually real. This smartwatch case charges your wireless earbuds while being accessed by lifting up the screen.
Huawei confirmed the rumors surrounding their upcoming product, the Huawei Watch Buds, with an announcement on Weibo complete with a teaser video. (through The Register)
The Register reports that Huawei first announced its new Swiss Army Knife of wearables with a teaser video on November 29 through the Chinese social media platform Weibo. The company promised a full reveal today.
On the following day, the company states in another post on Weibo that-
“Huawei’s winter full-scene new product launch conference originally scheduled for December 2 will be postponed.”
Without any justification or additional information about when it will come out, the release date was pushed back. The release date for the new Huawei phone has been pushed back, and some say it’s because of Covid-19. Some people believe that releasing the new information would have been too much of a distraction from the trailer for Cocaine Bear.
That is why, we’re in the dark about certain details regarding the Huawei Watch Buds – like battery life. This is unfortunate because smartwatches already have trouble with power drainage, and adding wireless buds that need to charge inside the watch would only make things worse.
Not only do we not know how much these will cost, but the only information we have is from a YouTube video. From what can be seen in the short clip, it looks like last year’s Huawei Watch 3; however, it seems to be bulkier most likely because there are earbuds inside of it.
We hope the new Watch will come with a better battery–the Watch 3 only gave us a couple of days before needing to be recharged. A smartwatch is a great idea, especially because it’s easy to lose wireless earbuds and their charging cases. Usually, when a device tries too many things at once though, none of them are done well.
We’ll just have to wait and see how the Huawei Watch Buds turn out. We may need a smartwatch with a greater battery life that doesn’t skimp on other features. In the meantime, we can ponder and be excited about what this new device could mean for wearable technology. Stay tuned for more information!
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