Wearables are the ‘it’ thing this 2015. With Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch making their presence known people are starting to ponder smart wearables. Sure you’ve had FitBit around for awhile and all manner of fitness tracker type devices but wearables are starting to grow and expand in complexity and the Huawei TalkBand B2 fits the bill. An elegant looking fitness tracker that comes in two versions: the sport (black and white) and the gold-tone with leather band. Contained in Huawei TalkBand B2’s unique design is a full-featured fitness tracker. The 6-axis motion sensor automatically identifies what sort of exercise the user is doing— whether it’s walking, running, cycling or hill climbing — and Huawei’s intelligent calorie-tracking technology reports on how many extra calories have been burned.
The other nice part of the TalkBand B2 is Huawei’s partnership with Jawbone and the UP system which lets you connect to around 3,000 other applications, some that monitor your workout and some that even control your thermostat at home. The TalkBand can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker and mic allowing you to take phone calls and leave your phone in your pocket. With all the press revolving around the Apple Watch and Android Wear, the Huawei TalkBand B2 might be a better alternative for those who just don’t need a smartwatch or the high prices that come with them. The TalkBand B2 starts at $179 so the price point is significantly better than the Apple Watch and better than most Android Wear watches. Read the full press release below.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
PLANO, Texas [June 3, 2015]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, today announced that its TalkBand B2, a stylish next-generation wearable device, will be available in the U.S. beginning this week. Designed for smart living, the hybrid device includes automatic activity tracking, sleep monitoring and crystal-clear hands-free calling.
Consumers can purchase TalkBand B2 starting at $179 on GetHuawei.com, Amazon.com, and in-store and online at Fry’s Electronics beginning this week. The TalkBand B2 will also be coming soon to BestBuy.com.
Sporting a premium design that focuses on comfort, style and everyday elegance, the TalkBand B2 is available in three styles – black and white sport versions, and a gold-tone body with leather band model.
Contained in Huawei TalkBand B2’s unique design is a full-featured fitness tracker. The innovative 6-axis motion sensor automatically identifies what sort of exercise the user is doing— whether it’s walking, running, cycling or hill climbing — and Huawei’s intelligent calorie-tracking technology reports on how many extra calories have been burned.
Get more from TalkBand with UP
Thanks to Huawei’s new partnership with UP® by Jawbone, TalkBand B2 users can now choose to send their fitness data to the UP Smart Coach app, which transforms TalkBand B2 data into personalized fitness advice. In addition, the UP system can connect with more than 3,000 other applications that help consumers do everything from monitoring workouts to connecting their home thermostat.
While Huawei’s TalkBand B2 provides fitness enthusiasts with all the essential data they need to monitor and improve their well-being and performance, the device is also a great companion for everyday life. The TalkBand B2 can be used as a hands-free Bluetooth headset, with a high-performance speaker and Dual Mic noise suppression that delivers excellent call quality.
The TalkBand B2 also helps consumers take control of their busy lives by integrating helpful features they can control right from their wrists.
The TalkBand B2 integrates with Find My Phone to help people locate their lost or misplaced device, while the Remote Camera Trigger allows budding photographers to put their Huawei phone down and use the TalkBand as a trigger to take the picture from afar.
To learn more about Huawei TalkBand B2, visit http://www.gethuawei.com/huawei-talkband-b2.html.