This Upcoming Smartwatch Lets You Store Your Earbuds Inside (Updated: Delayed)
- Huawei teases Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch for China
- A simple video shows how you can store headphones on your watch.
Update: December 1, 2022 (1:46 a.m. ET): Huawei has postponed its scheduled Watch Buds launch event. The company posted an announcement on its Weibo channel. There is no news about the new release date.
Original story: November 30, 2022 (2:49 pm ET): We saw earlier that HMD Global had released a Nokia feature phone with a slot to hold its truly wireless earbuds. Now it seems that Huawei has the same idea for smartwatches.
Huawei has confirmed the existence of the Huawei Watch Bud on Weibo, complete with a teaser video and a December 2 release date. The clip below shows that the face can reveal an area to store your true wireless earbuds.
YouTube channel QSQ Technology has released a hands-on video showing off the new smartwatch, confirming that the front can be opened to reveal where the earcups are. Watch the clip below.
However, the headphones pictured here are very small, so we wouldn't be surprised if battery life took a hit. But we can also see what the charging contacts are in the cutouts, which suggests that the watch can also integrate headphones.
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As for the watch itself, QSQ Technology reports that it has a similar design to the Huawei Watch 3 and runs Harmony OS. For what it's worth, we think the Harmony Watch 3 Pro offers excellent battery life, an intuitive design, and flawless performance. However, we complained about inconsistent tracking, exclusive apps for Huawei phones or specific regions, and a lack of features.
Either way, this looks like a great solution for storing your truly wireless earphones. This can be particularly useful for athletes (such as runners and cyclists) or those without pockets. We asked Huawei about global availability and will update this article if the company contacts us.