Patent published on November 23, 2023

Patent Might Make Huawei Watch GT 3 a Golfer's Swing Coach

In the bustling world of sports technology, a recent patent has sparked intrigue in the golfing community. The patent, officially titled "Swing Action Detection Method and Wearable Device" with the patent number US20230372800A1, offers a promise to help golfers perfect their swing. Originating from Huawei Technologies Co., this fascinating invention is tailored for a wearable gadget, the Huawei Watch GT 3, that could potentially revolutionize the way golfers train and improve their game.

Today's golfers often rely on radar-based sports detection devices to analyze and improve their swing. However, these devices have significant limitations - they're complex to install, require a large and particular space for operation, and their effectiveness is reduced in cloudy or dark conditions. More so, they're prone to falsely detecting "whiff" actions, where the golfer swings at high speed but misses hitting the ball, as actual striking actions.

The patent from Huawei Technologies Co. offers a clever solution to these problems: a wearable watch that can determine a golfer’s actions. The innovation here is the ability of the wearable to distinguish between an intentional strike action and a mistaken whiff action, thus offering more accurate feedback to the golfer.

Once on the golfer's wrist, the watch will be able to detect the sound and motion of a ball being hit. This provides real-time feedback on the quality of the swing to the golfer. On top of that, this device also promises to be more user-friendly, reducing the need for extensive setup as with radar devices.

Imagine a world where amateur golfers, instead of needing costly professional coaching or complex equipment, could simply strap on a wearable gadget for personalized feedback on their golf swings. This innovation could very well democratize golf training, making it more accessible to aspiring golfers everywhere.

However, this technology doesn't only promise to improve the skill level of golfers; it also has implications for the way training and sports equipment is built and designed in the future. We can foresee other sports following suit – harnessing wearable technology to provide real-time, accurate feedback on physical movements.

P.S: As intriguing as this patent might be, it's worth noting that a patent is merely a document that gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a certain number of years. It doesn't guarantee that the patented technology will ever make it to market, or in this case, your wrist. This serves a reminder to the anticipatory golfers, gear up for the possibility, but remember there is an element of uncertainty involved.

Explore more