Huawei Announces its First Wearable Device, the Talkband B1
Huawei is one of the quickly-rising manufacturers from China and its desire to reach into as many industries as possible shows in its latest creation, a wearable, the Talkband B1.
The wearable focuses on fitness and will compete more with products like the Nike+ FuelBand SE and Fitbit Force rather than the Samsung Gear 2 or the forth-coming Apple iWatch.
The front of the Talkband B1 comes with a 1.4″ OLED display, which is also flexible. That is powered by a 90 mAh battery which lasts 6 days but surprisingly also takes 2 hours to charge. The device is 14.6 mm thick.
The Talkband B1 features a popping-out earpiece for making phone calls. Connectivity is done either via NFC or Bluetooth 4.1. It is also IP57-certified so you wouldn’t care less about water and dust.
Being a fitness-tracker, the device calculates the amount of calories you’ve burnt, counts the number of steps you’ve taken and your sleeping habits.
Connectivity with a phone is mandatory right now and we don’t yet know how many phones are currently supported. A microUSB port is built-in right into the band. The Talkband B1 will be available in 6 colours.
The wearable will be available starting from next month for $135.
Talkband B1 is for people who want a fitness device for keeping track of their calories and stuff so if a smartwatch is all you want, you should probably stay away.