It’s been a busy day for Huawei at Mobile World Congress. Not content to simply announce an amazing looking smartwatch and a crazy ultra-octa-core phablet, Huawei also announced two smart wearable devices at MWC2015.
First up is the Huawei TalkBand B2, a combination health tracker and Bluetooth headset. The watch-like device isn’t quite a full-blown smartwatch, but instead caters to health-conscious business user. With a removable Bluetooth headset, this Android/iOS compatible wearable features the standard health features such as step/movement and sleep tracking.
Up Next is the TalkBand N1 headset, a Bluetooth powered set of ear buds with 4gb of local storage and sports-tracking features. These ear buds feature a magnetized design that keeps them close by when they’re out of your ears.
No release date has been set, but you can read more about these announcements in the full press release below.
Full Press Release
Huawei Unveils Innovative Smart Wearable Devices at Mobile World Congress 2015
Launching the Vision of “Dreams Inspire Creativity”, Huawei Consumer Announces new Smartwatch, and TalkBand Devices
Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2015: Huawei today unveiled a series of wearable devices including the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2, and TalkBand N1 for consumers to stay connected, on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. At the global press conference, Huawei Consumer BG also unveiled the next-generation phablet, MediaPad X2, and also announced the brands vision, “Dreams Inspire Creativity.”
Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said: “For consumers, having access and storage of personal data and records will make wearable devices one of the most important industry developments in the advent of Big Data and Cloud technologies. Today’s wearable device announcement showcases Huawei’s commitment to inspiring creativity and creating products that will enhance the consumer’s ecosystem. Our wearable devices are to be connected and synchronized to offer the best all-around smart solution and personal monitoring based on individual need. No doubt, wearable devices will remain one of the most significant trends in the device industry, and by leveraging Huawei’s technology and innovation, Huawei Consumer BG aims to be a leader in the wearable space.”
Huawei TalkBand B2 – The Perfect Combination of Bluetooth Headset and Health Tracker
The second generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products, Huawei TalkBand B2 showcases a more business-like professional design, has smarter fitness tracking functionality with higher accuracy, and enhanced synchronization with the users mobile device. Inheriting a more superior Bluetooth connectivity than its predecessor, Huawei TalkBand B2 is not only a convenient health management device, but also the perfect combination of Bluetooth headset and sports bracelet, ideal for the on-the-run business executives who are athletically active.
Equipped with an advanced 6-axis sensor, TalkBand B2’s smart detection can automatically identify and record motions accurately, detect the duration of deep sleep and light sleep, and provide consumers with health tips on ways to improve their sleep pattern.
The perfect companion to consumers’ mobile devices, TalkBand B2 is equipped with dual-microphone, noise reduction technology and quality Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, it is also equipped with smart detection to understand whether the Bluetooth earpiece is on the wristband or not, allowing it to automatically push audio (music/call) to the smartphone or B2 bracelet. TalkBand B2 is also equipped with a pager to search and locate your smartphone, regardless of the phone model, through vibration or ring tone alerts.
Designed with fashion in mind by the Huawei Aesthetics Center team in Paris, the minimalistic design of Huawei TalkBand B2 embraces simplicity. The metal bracket of TalkBand B2 is made of high strength, light weight aviation aluminum. With an intuitive and user-friendly HD touch screen, TalkBand B2 comes in two watchband styles, the environmentally professional TPU material or the luxurious leather, which caters to different occasions. Each style comes in many different color varieties.
TalkBand B2 has superb battery performance allowing it to operate up to five days, support continuous call time up to six hours, and 12 days’ standby time. TalkBand B2 supports devices with Android 4.0 operating system and iPhones with IOS7.0 or above and it will come in three colors, black, silver and gold. The recommended retail price of premium version (with leather strap) is 199 euros and that of standard version (with TPU strap) is 169 euros.
Huawei TalkBand N1 – High Quality Bluetooth Headset for Sports and Music Lovers
Huawei TalkBand N1 is the industry’s first Hi-Fi stereo + Bluetooth headset featuring 4G of local MP3 storage for 1,000 songs, Bluetooth calling, and sports tracking.
Made with high quality loudspeaker components, TalkBand N1 gives users the ultimate experience in professional sound quality on par with higher end headsets thanks to chamber tuning. With a 20-20KHz frequency range, TalkBand N1 provides the finest sound quality with higher expressiveness. Housing APTX Bluetooth transmission technology, users will enjoy CD quality sound through the Bluetooth headset.
Paired with a smartphone, TalkBand N1 is also a health and sports tracker with functionalities include step counting, distance calculation, calorie consumption tracking, and more. It also carries a function that broadcasts the names or phone numbers of incoming calls so users won’t miss a call on the road.
With an X type design made with a TPU soft rubber material surface, the TalkBand N1 weighs a consumer friendly 18 grams, and has an IP54 dustproof and waterproof level, making the headset sweat proof for those active users. Additionally, the magnetic earbud design turns the TalkBand N1 from a convenient headset to a fashionable necklace accessory. The TalkBand N1 comes in three stylish colors: Silver, Grey and Red. The recommended retail price of 119 euros.