announced its new range of Gear 2 smartwatches running the Tizen OS
earlier this weekend and Huawei isn't too far behind with its own
wearable device. The Chinese mobile and tablet manufacturer has
announced the TalkBand B1 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in
Huawei TalkBand B1, which will be available in an array
of colours, sports a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display, features wireless
calling and has a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece embedded within it. The
earpiece can be taken out for making calls, if needed. In addition,
Huawei claims the device can be paired with devices running Android
versions 2.3 and above, as well as Apple devices running iOS versions
5.0 and above. It comes with NFC support as well.
health-related features a big focus for wearable devices, Huawei is
flaunting its own fitness-related push as well. The TalkBand B1 records
the number of steps taken by a user, distance travelled, and calories
burnt. In addition it also monitors the sleeping pattern of a user such
that a user can set alarms accordingly for waking up.
B1 is powered by a 90mAh battery, and Huawei claims that it can run for
six days on a single charge. It weighs 26 grams and can be charged in
two hours. The device will be available in China from March and in
Japan, Middle East, Russia and Western Europe markets from second
quarter of this year 2014. TalkBand B1 will be priced at 99 EUR
(approximately Rs. 8,500) in the European market.
MWC 2014 in pictures