Huawei patents touch-sensitive bezel for smartwatches

January 12th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Huawei patent for a touch-sensitive bezel for smartwatches was approved by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). According to the document, the edge of the watch will have eight zones that can send various commands, when triggered in various combinations. It will allow Huawei to adds extra controls without the need for more buttons, similar to the rotating bezel solution of the Samsung Gear gadgets.

The images show the bezel will be separated into eight symmetrical zones. Combined with two zones for physical buttons on top and bottom and the circular touchscreen,…

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