Huawei could be developing a new gaming smartwatch: patent

Huawei could be developing a new gaming smartwatch: patent
Huawei has received a new patent related to a possible gaming smartwatch. Now, the Chinese company is definitely no stranger when it comes to the wearables category, with it previously launching the Huawei Watch and the Watch 2 line of smartwatches – it has also gone on to confirm the existence of a Watch 3 series. According to a new patent, however, a future Huawei smartwatch may take a slightly different approach, putting gaming at its heart.

The patent application in question was originally filed back in mid-December of last year, but it wasn’t revealed until last week and is actually a follow-up to two previous Huawei patents, which date back to 2015 and 2016 respectively, showing that Huawei appears to be updating its advancements on a yearly basis. In any case, the latest variant depicts a smartwatch that can be controlled through its strap via a number of different gestures. These should allow owners of the watch to take the wheel of a car inside a game or perhaps move a character in different directions in first-person shooters. Overall, the patent lists a number of actions that should be possible, covering everything from taps and shakes to twists and presses, all of which will vary according to the positioning of the watch, be it vertically or horizontally. Adding to all of this, Huawei’s patent also allows for a virtual keyboard to be enabled via the strap.

The filing doesn’t focus solely on gaming, though. In fact, Huawei even says the watch and strap combined could be used to take selfies, with a digital shutter button being placed on the watch band. Also, the digital band will allow users of the product to highlight text and zoom in and out.

In recent times, a gaming trend inside the mobile industry appears to have developed, with the likes of Xiaomi, ZTE, and Razer introducing their own unique products but, if Huawei’s patent is a signal of what may be to come, this new trend may be about to expand into the wearables segment.


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13 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 553; Member since: May 02, 2016

2. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

What's next? Gaming battery?

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Gaming dot. I would like a black one.

13. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

It's the next step in gaming evolution.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Very very innovative idea Huawei! Hope it comes to fruition!! That would be one powerful and versatile smartwatch and I would want that on my wrist!!!

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

But why though?

10. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Errm...because they can.

5. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Good luck with that. Good luck trying to sell it too.

6. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

It doesn't even make sense!

7. nepalisherpa

Posts: 337; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Good luck with a reasonable battery life.

9. hopper

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2017

Battery life

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If I want to play game, I'd rather pull out my smartphone.. But probably useful if you fell bored and want to play a game in class or meeting.

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