Huawei's first smartwatch is here: TalkBand B1 with 6-day battery life, fitness tracking and pop-out earpiece for calls
The TalkBand B1 features a six-day battery life courtesy of the 90mAh juicer inside it and the low power display. It supports NFC for easy sync and pairing with devices, and you can pop-out the attached earpiece to talk. The bundled-in earpiece is what makes the band itself is so thick - it measures 14.6mm. And talk time via the earpiece is quoted at the impressive 7 hours.
You can pop out the earpiece out of the TalkBand B1 to talk
The 1.4” OLED screen itself looks more like displays on fitness trackers like the Nike FuelBand, and the TalkBand B1 overall looks much more like a fitness wristband than a watch. That’s also backed up by its features - a step counter, tracking for distance traveled, and amount of burned calories. In addition, it can track your sleep and use that information to wake you up at the best time, without abruptly interrupting your deep sleep cycles.
The Huawei TalkBand B1 is coming to China in March, whereas internationally it will launch in Japan, the Middle East, Russia and Western Europe in Q2 2014. The TalkBand B1 price is set at €99 (the equivalent of $135).
HUAWEI TalkBand B1
HUAWEI TalkBand B1 features wireless calling with a Bluetooth™ 4.1 earpiece, up to seven hours of calls and 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. It supports Android 2.3+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs effortlessly via NFC.
TalkBand B1 wirelessly tracks activity time and progress, including steps taken, miles covered and calories burned. It intelligently records sleep duration and quality, while the smart alarm and nap functions assist rest.
Weighing just 26g and only 14.6mm thin, TalkBand B1 features a bendable curve design with a removable 9.4g earpiece. The 90 mAh battery lasts for six days and charges in two hours using the USB connector.
1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4674; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Not bad, if the price is cheap then I'm sold.
2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 851; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I don't count this as a smartwatch. It's just a smart band. But a very good one indeed! I'm kinda surprised by it's features! But I'm just not interested in wearing a rubber thingy on my wrist 24/7
4. power_x (Posts: 161; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
This thing is much better than Crapsung Gear
5. Bootutu (Posts: 157; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
The gear is light years ahead of this thing in terms of functionality and design, go away troll, we know you don't like Samsung, so stay in your cave please.
7. vipervoid123 (Posts: 29; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Seems like you are the only fan here ~
I do know that gear is years ahead , but I think it function more like watch than the gear , the gear just seems like smaller phone , and not wwatch ~
8. power_x (Posts: 161; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
By what means do you talk by "We" ?
You are just a single , go learn some grammar please
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1804; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
His grammar is just fine. By "we", he means me as well. First off, you call it the "Crapsung Gear" which makes you sound like an immature fanboy. Secondly, I'm 100.6% sure that you haven't used either device, so WE don't care about your opinion. When you've had some hands-on with both, then come back & let us know what you think. Until then, STFU.
10. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Did you compare an expensive fancy bluetooth to a galaxy gear? lmao.
6. networkdood (Posts: 5248; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Huh, now this is very interesting and I despise smartwatches...
11. xtroid2k (Posts: 314; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
The smartwatch industry is still in its infancy. Company's are struggling to come up with a standard that customers will buy into. I guess the $64,000 is "what do people want in a smartwatch? Based on the different designs; it appears that has not been answered yet. So based on that if I take a look at this concept; I would say this definitely resembles a smart watch. A watch with a little extra functionality. I feel that your average Joe doesn't want a smartphone on the wrist however a complimented partner to the individuals smartphone.
I like this model from huawei. To me it adds functionality without getting restarted with features. Im gonna consider it; as pebble is not launching its android update yet.