Huawei to produce Android Wear powered smartwatch for 2015

Huawei to produce Android Wear powered smartwatch for 2015
Add Huawei to the list of those manufacturers who have released, or are planning to release, an Android Wear powered timepiece. The manufacturer launched a fitness band/smartwatch earlier this year, the Huawei TalkBand B1. That device offers 6 day battery life by combining a 90mAh battery with a low power display. The TalkBand B1 pairs with any Android phone running Android 2.3 or higher, and any Apple iPhone powered by iOS 5 or higher.

Looking forward, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that his company's Android Wear offering, due to be released in 2015, would be "innovative and beautiful." He also said that the device would out do the Samsung Gear S. That timepiece is the closest thing yet to having a smartphone on your wrist as the Tizen powered wearable offers 3G connectivity. That allows users to make/take calls and texts, receive notifications, all without having to be paired with a nearby smartphone.

The smartwatch market continues to get a bit more crowded every day, putting pressure on manufacturers to come up with a game changing feature that will help their watch stand out in the crowd. What will Huawei have up its sleeve?

source: Engadget

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6 Comments

1. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Pretty soon we wont have a need for phones. lol

2. LGmobile

Posts: 9; Member since: May 04, 2014

Next year's "smart" device manufacturers rankings. (My guess) 1. Apple 2. Samsung 3. Huawei 4. Lenovo 5. LG 6. HTC 7. Xiaomi 8. Nokia 9. ZTE 10. Sony

3. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

I see it like this. The order of the rest doesnt matter. 1. Samsung 2. Apple 3. LG 4. HTC 5. Sony 6. Nokia Samsung has been after Apple for years. Lets see if they're dream will be realized. lol.

4. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

1. Samsung (though with given lower market share) 2. Apple 3. Lenovo + Motorola (They'd have the benefit of being popular worldwide) 4. Huawei (presence outside China still widely unknown) 5. Xiaomi 6. LG 7. HTC 8. ZTE 9. Sony 10. Nokia Now to be fair, Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE all have the benefit of being affordable and thus mostly attract e to the Chinese market. With such a population their sales can only move upward.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Having said that I really wish I am wrong about Sony. Really hope they can at least be #7. Simply love their products.

6. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Personally, I think smart watches are a dumb idea. Heck, I don't even see a lot of "youth" wearing watches these days.

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