Rather than requiring a user to view the face of a wearable computing device (e.g., a smartwatch), in order to ascertain information about a notification received at the wearable computing device, the wearable computing device may include a bezel with one or more lights, such as light emitting diodes (“LEDs”), which illuminate upon the wearable computing device receiving a notification. That is, a wearable computing device may include one or more LEDs that provide the user with an indication that the computing device has received notification data associated with one or more applications executing on the wearable computing device. In some instances, the wearable computing device may include only a single LED and a structure that disseminates the light from the single LED throughout the entire bezel. In other instances, the wearable computing device may include multiple LEDs placed throughout the bezel. In some instances, a color and/or pattern of the illuminated LEDs may provide further information as to the specific notification received.
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Rozman, Aleksandr, "NOTIFICATION OUTPUT VIA WATCH BEZEL", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 18, 2019)