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Nokia patents its own smart watch, or is it a bracelet?

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Nokia patents its own smart watch, or is it a bracelet?

The product pipeline of Nokia is pretty much in Microsoft's hands now, but before the buyout was announced, the Finns have apparently been working on a smartwatch of their own, keeping it trendy with the Android and iOS peeps.

Nokia's watch, however, seems a bit more sophisticated what Samsung came up with when it did the Galaxy Gear. According to the USPTO filing. Nokia's piece will be more like a bracelet of sorts, with segments that carry a small display dedicated each to a different application or function. You get to those different functions by just turning the segment you need facing up towards your eyes, if the patent application diagrams are any indication. 

Whether this will see the light of day now is anyone's guess, but it's an interesting take on the whole smart wearables puzzle nonetheless. What do you make out of this Nokia patent?

source: USPTO via Engadget

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:26 2

1. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

What I make out of this patent? Nokia's form factor will either be highly criticised (more probable) or would be a redefening point for smartwatches.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:31 4

4. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Those are the only two things that can happen to smartwatches at this point, Captain Obvious.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:27 3

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Looks painful, I feel like my skin might get pinched between the sections.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:00 3

6. mafijoco (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

i guess u never weare watches

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 14:53 4

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I wonder if your first post, was as meaningless, and misspelled as your second.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:36

12. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

If there is a solid backing behind the segments (such as a strap), your skin won't be able to get through.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:30 5

3. richardraji (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)

this would be revolution not like what samsung,apple or sony are doing it'll be a redefining point

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:03 1

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

you think?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:00 2

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Doesn't seem comfortable. Having more displays is more room for damage. I actually like putting my hand on a desk or laptop while working. I don't want to worry about my watch killing my wrist while doing so.

Nokia is an amazing company, but this seems a like a stretch too far. MS influence on Nokia devices doesn't sound too good if they come out with stuff like this.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 14:52

9. Beijendorf (Posts: 403; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

Seems like a great alternative to what's out there already. Girls won't want to wear a large watch just so it can do everything, so a stylish bracelet is kind of neat. It could also be worn on the other arm if you want to wear your fancy piece of expensive Swiss gears on your clock-arm.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 15:26

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Surface Bracelet.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 03:34

13. taikucing (unregistered)

dafuq is this?

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