You’d think that the CEO of a consumer electronics company that has made some good smartwatches would like to wear one of his company’s creations at least for a short period of time, well, you’d be wrong in Huawei CEO Eric Xu Zhijun’s case. He’s not particularly a fan of smartwatches, as his recent statement reveals.

Speaking at the company’s Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, Zhijun said that he doesn’t see the point of having devices like smartwatches out in the market.

“I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones,” the South China Morning Post quotes him as saying, he also point it out that he has never even dreamt of wearing a smartwatch himself.

Perhaps he doesn’t like wearing watches at all or perhaps he’s just opposed to the idea of creating smartwatches just for the sake of doing something that everyone else appears to be doing.

He further added that this is why he keeps reminding the smartwatch team at Huawei to consider where there are tangible needs for smartwatches in the market whenever they come to him to present new ideas that they have been working on.

Interestingly, though, it hasn’t been long since Huawei last launched new smartwatches. The Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic were both announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Huawei, Huawei Watch 2, smartwatches and Wearable Tech.

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