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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12 Comments

1. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

4. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

6. mafijoco

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

i guess u never weare watches

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

12. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

3. richardraji

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

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

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

you think?

5. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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.

9. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Surface Bracelet.

13. taikucing unregistered

dafuq is this?

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