As for the Huawei Watch patent with integrated Bluetooth headphones, this may just be an unusual idea that the company had at one stage and will never actually be on sale.
The vast majority of patent applications from large companies never end up being released as products, with the often strange and innovative ideas that come to light through them remaining as just that – ideas.
For example, we’ve seen one Apple Watch patent that includes a blood pressure monitor within the band. This includes a new strap that inflates on your wrist, much like the blood pressure machine at your local doctors.
This is all within a normal sized Apple Watch band. It’s a thought-provoking idea, but it’s likely to be an idea that never makes it to market as it is so different to anything else on sale.
It’s clear some part of Huawei is interested in combining audio with fitness trackers and smartwatches, but it’s an odd space to inhabit when no other large manufacturers seem anywhere near as interested.
Perhaps the closest thing to it is the Sony Xperia Ear Duo hearable, but that’s purely headphones and doesn’t include any specific fitness features.
Expect to hear more about the Huawei TalkBand B5 in the coming weeks, but we don’t think you’ll be able to take your headphones out of any smartwatch’s strap for quite some time yet.