MWC2015: Huawei’s New Fitness Tracker & Wearables
Huawei has launched the TalkBand series before. Now, they have a new addition to their list of devices. The new flagship is called TalkBand B2!
The TalkBand B2 is their direct successor to their previous TalkBand B1. B2, however, has a more premium and renowned design – it has a stylish tracker, with silver and gold models sporting leather straps. It has the basic Bluetooth options, activity and sleep tracking functions, along with the usual and familiar music control.
Like B1, B2 can be doubled up as a removable Bluetooth headset – it is able to recognize when the Bluetooth earpiece is on the wristband or not. It is also able to switch audio to either the TalkBand or the smartphone.
Another improvement for B2 is that it features an improved 6-axis sensor. This sensor provides more accurate tracking of the user’s movements. It is also IP67 water and dust resistant. On a single charge, the tracker can last up to 5 days. It supports Android 4.0 and above, or iOS 7.0 and above.
In addition to the TalkBand, Huawei also formally introduced the Huawei Watch. The Android wearables market is still spurting, thus many companies look to refine their subsequent releases. Huawei’s watch has been crowned as having one of the sleekest design along with smart capabilities. Huawei’s tagline for the phone is: “Timeless design. Smart within.” Indeed.
The smart watch will have 1.4-inch full round display, with 400×400 resolution of 286ppi. What made Huawei Watch and other Android wearables different is that Huawei keep the bezels around the display as minimal as possible.
The hardware part of the device includes: 316 corrosive-resistant stainless steel body with a sapphire glass display. It has an interchangeable leather or metal bands. The device is packed with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It also packs a 6-axis sensor like the TalkBand B2 did, with heart rate monitor and barometer features.
Whilst all aspects looking real good for Huawei Watch, the price was unannounced during the introduction of this smart watch into the market. Huawei just said that the availability and the pricing will be announced later on in the future. However, some sources claimed that Huawei was actually looking to price the smart watch at US$1,000 (MYR3,655)!
Even with sapphire crystal face and a classy, sleek design, is it worth that much in reality? If they really did consider to price it at that amount, is it enough to justify the amount of money? However, do take this piece of news with a pinch of salt, as Huawei hasn’t announced anything as of yet.