Huawei to launch the sleek and futuristic TalkBand B2 in the US this week


Huawei has announced the US launch of its TalkBand B2. Continuing the unique concept of the TalkBand B1, the wearable is a unique mix between a fitness tracker and bluetooth headset. This time around, it also has the looks to boot, as Huawei has polished its appearance up quite a bit, when compared to last year's B1. The new wearable comes in three variants – black and white sport models with a TPU strap, and an elegant, gold-toned one with a leather leash.

As a fitness tracker, the TalkBand B2's 6-axis motion sensor should be able to automatically detect whether you are walking, running, cycling, or climing, and employ a proprietary technology to calculate the amount of calories burned during an activity. Huawei has partnered up with Jawbone, allowing users of the TalkBand to upload their stats to the latter company's Up activity tracker network. This service employs a Smart Coach engine, which can automatically fine-tune and guide one through their workout, based on previous results and set goals.

Just like its predecessor, the B2's body can be detached from the strap, which instantly turns it into a Bluetooth headset with sleek, futuristic looks, and dual mic noise cancellation, which should help for high quality voice calls.

The TalkBand B2 runs its own operating system and can be paired to both Android and iOS smartphones via its proprietary app. The wearable launches today through the GetHuawei.com website, Amazon, Fry's Electronics, and will be coming soon to Best Buy. Its starting price is set at $179 for the sport models and $199 for the luxury variant.

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4 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

thats pretty cool

2. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

A fitness tracker and Bluetooth headphone in 1 device is very useful. Could get a bit better with sleep tracking function. Walking, running, cycling are all good but climing? (or crea-ming >;-?)

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It does sleep tracking as well, and its IP67 certified. Dust and water resistant.

4. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

The first actually attractive wearable so far in my opinion.

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