Huawei's first smartwatch is here: TalkBand B1 with 6-day battery life, fitness tracking and pop-out earpiece for calls


Huawei has just unveiled its first smartwatch, the Huawei TalkBand B1, a device with a tiny, 1.4” bendable OLED display, fitness tracking functions and a pop-out earpiece for voice calls. Neatly, the Huawei TalkBand B1 works with both Android (2.3 Gingerbread and later) and iOS (5.0 and later) devices.

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.


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).


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11 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not bad, if the price is cheap then I'm sold.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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

3. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

A ©Smartooth®™℠! (Steal rights reserved)

4. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

This thing is much better than Crapsung Gear

5. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 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: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

By what means do you talk by "We" ? You are just a single , go learn some grammar please

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Did you compare an expensive fancy bluetooth to a galaxy gear? lmao.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Huh, now this is very interesting and I despise smartwatches...

11. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

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