If you've got a pair of the best wireless earbuds you'll know that going on longer trips means remembering to bring the charging case along with you. Wouldn't it be great if your smartwatch had a secret compartment that you could pop your earbuds into instead? That's exactly what Huawei's come up with.
As originally reported by The Register, Huawei is teasing a flip-top smartwatch with integrated earbud charging. It's so odd that many people think it's fake, but it's a real product and would have been unveiled a few days ago had Huawei not had to postpone its Winter 2022 event.
Huawei Watch Buds: it's a watch! It's a charging case! It's massive!
If you'd like to see some real pictures of the Huawei Watch Buds, Huawei Central has some images that show it open and closed. Closed, it looks like a really chunky watch, very similar to the Huawei Watch GT. Open, and you can see that there are two recesses for the earbuds to fit into and two bits in the top of the watch to attach them to. There's a video too, which I've embedded below.
From a purely engineering point of view, the Watch Buds is (are?) brilliant – but from a putting-it-on-your-wrist point of view, it's clearly is far too thick even for my enormous Gulliver-sized wrists. But thickness isn't necessary a deal-breaker for serious watch fans: the Guinness record-breaking, $5,740 Swiss Military 20,000 feet diver watch is nearly 3cm thick. By comparison, the Huawei is pretty skinny.
We don't know the Huawei Watch Buds launch date or price as yet, but hopefully Huawei will enlighten us soon.