Wearables are probably the main thing that almost every smartphone manufacturer with a press conference are going to unveil at the Mobile World Congress this week, the first of which to do so was Huawei who revealed their TalkBand B1 ahead of the week-long event yesterday afternoon.
There’s something a little different with Huawei’s TalkBand B1 however. It resembles that of a wristband like Nike’s Fuelband and moves away from the more traditional watch-like appearance that the likes of Samsung and Pebble have gone fore. Oh, and it contains a Bluetooth headset.
Featuring a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display and a hidden earpiece this 14.6mm thick band is more of a two-in one. Like most other smartwatches and smart bands the TalkBand B1 offers the ususal fitness tracking features including calories burned, steps taken, and distance travelled. The TalkBand B1 also has sleep monitor functions which contains a smart alarm function waking you up at just the right time.
The Chinese manufacturer says that the TalkBand B1 offers six days of usage, but takes around two hours to charge.
In terms of price and availability Huawei are yet to announce a price TalkBand B1, but the company have said that it’ll go on sale in China next month with other regions getting the smartband in Q2 2014, those regions are: Japan, the Middle East, Russia and Western Europe. Huawei haven’t mentioned anything about a North American release either.