That is the Huawei event now done and they have not released a new phone today, but they have released a whole raft of wearable’s including the leaked Huawei Watch.
But we will come back to that later first up is the Talkband B2. This is an update on the original Talkband B1 that was released in Paris last year when the P7 came out. The B2 has evolved to now have a full Touchscreen with a more multifaceted UI. It is a very nice evolution of the earlier version.
What separates the B2 from other Fitness bands and from the Sony Smartband Talk is that the screen actually doubles as Bluetooth earpiece. this supports dual mics for advanced noise suppression. The band itself will allow for fitness tracking of all the usual parameters including step count and calories burned. It does not have a Heart rate monitor built into the unit, that is saved for the Watch.
The band will work with Huawei’s companion app which is called Activity Lifelog and will give you an easy to use visual representation of how you are progressing during the day. The Talkband B2 will launch in a standard version for €169 and a premium version which will have two leather straps for €199. They are both due in May
Next up was the Talkband N1 which I am going to call a smart headset/necklace. This is something that is genuinely different, it seems that Huawei have taken the wearable concept from fitness bands and watches and married with some headphones. The end result is actually something that looks both desirable and convenient.
The headset will accomadate all your typical fitness tracking tools and will provide vocal feedback to help you achieve your goals. It has a 7 hour playback time for music which is streamed from your phone. like the Talkband B2 this will tie into Huawei’s fitness apps on the phone allowing you to share with others and keep track of your workouts. Pricing is going to be €119 and it will be available in
Silver, Gold and Red Coming in May
Last but by now means least we have the Huawei Watch.
This was really what everyone here was wanting to see and it did get a good cheer when it was announced . The core design brief of the watch is that it had to look and feel like a watch instead of the over-sized ones from other manufacturers. This has allowed Huawei to make a very nice looking watch and they have really made it stand out from the crowd in a subtle way.
It is not a watch that you would think was running Android Wear at first glance. they have used some really premium design element here as well, such as the screen is Sapphire Glass (a first for Wear devices), it has a PPi of 286 with a 400 x 400 resolution. The body is made of cold forged stainless steel to protect against corrosion and scratching. all of these things add to a really nice premium feeling device and one that looks like it will be very popular. Under the shiny exterior it also packs in the brains with all the bells and whistles you would come to expect from a Wear device. Something Huawei were very keen to point out was the 6 Axis motion sensors and the built in Barometer therefore allowing height to be measured, this may be a first for Wear as I am not aware of any other device that includes this at the moment. there is also a hear rate monitor to make sure you are not over exerting yourself when climbing all those mountains.
Huawei were not giving away a price today but it seems like we will have to wait a few months for the release as all that was said was the middle of the year.
Huawei Unveils Innovative Smart Wearable Devices
at Mobile World Congress 2015
Launching the Vision of “Dreams Inspire Creativity”, Huawei Consumer Announces new Smartwatch, and TalkBand Devices
Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2015: Huawei today unveiled a series of wearable devices including the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2, and TalkBand N1 for consumers to stay connected, on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. At the global press conference, Huawei Consumer BG also unveiled the next-generation phablet, MediaPad X2, and also announced the brands vision, “Dreams Inspire Creativity.”
Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said: “For consumers, having access and storage of personal data and records will make wearable devices one of the most important industry developments in the advent of Big Data and Cloud technologies. Today’s wearable device announcement showcases Huawei’s commitment to inspiring creativity and creating products that will enhance the consumer’s ecosystem. Our wearable devices are to be connected and synchronized to offer the best all-around smart solution and personal monitoring based on individual need. No doubt, wearable devices will remain one of the most significant trends in the device industry, and by leveraging Huawei’s technology and innovation, Huawei Consumer BG aims to be a leader in the wearable space.”
Huawei TalkBand B2 – The Perfect Combination of Bluetooth Headset and Health Tracker
The second generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products, Huawei TalkBand B2 showcases a more business-like professional design, has smarter fitness tracking functionality with higher accuracy, and enhanced synchronization with the users mobile device. Inheriting a more superior Bluetooth connectivity than its predecessor, Huawei TalkBand B2 is not only a convenient health management device, but also the perfect combination of Bluetooth headset and sports bracelet, ideal for the on-the-run business executives who are athletically active.
Equipped with an advanced 6-axis sensor, TalkBand B2’s smart detection can automatically identify and record motions accurately, detect the duration of deep sleep and light sleep, and provide consumers with health tips on ways to improve their sleep pattern.
The perfect companion to consumers’ mobile devices, TalkBand B2 is equipped with dual-microphone, noise reduction technology and quality Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, it is also equipped with smart detection to understand whether the Bluetooth earpiece is on the wristband or not, allowing it to automatically push audio (music/call) to the smartphone or B2 bracelet. TalkBand B2 is also equipped with a pager to search and locate your smartphone, regardless of the phone model, through vibration or ring tone alerts.
Designed with fashion in mind by the Huawei Aesthetics Center team in Paris, the minimalistic design of Huawei TalkBand B2 embraces simplicity. The metal bracket of TalkBand B2 is made of high strength, light weight aviation aluminum. With an intuitive and user-friendly HD touch screen, TalkBand B2 comes in two watchband styles, the environmentally professional TPU material or the luxurious leather, which caters to different occasions. Each style comes in many different color varieties.
TalkBand B2 has superb battery performance allowing it to operate up to five days, support continuous call time up to six hours, and 12 days’ standby time. TalkBand B2 supports devices with Android 4.0 operating system and iPhones with IOS7.0 or above and it will come in three colors, black, silver and gold. The recommended retail price of premium version (with leather strap) is 199 euros and that of standard version (with TPU strap) is 169 euros.
Huawei TalkBand N1 – High Quality Bluetooth Headset for Sports and Music Lovers
Huawei TalkBand N1 is the industry’s first Hi-Fi stereo + Bluetooth headset featuring 4G of local MP3 storage for 1,000 songs, Bluetooth calling, and sports tracking.
Made with high quality loudspeaker components, TalkBand N1 gives users the ultimate experience in professional sound quality on par with higher end headsets thanks to chamber tuning. With a 20-20KHz frequency range, TalkBand N1 provides the finest sound quality with higher expressiveness. Housing APTX Bluetooth transmission technology, users will enjoy CD quality sound through the Bluetooth headset.
Paired with a smartphone, TalkBand N1 is also a health and sports tracker with functionalities include step counting, distance calculation, calorie consumption tracking, and more. It also carries a function that broadcasts the names or phone numbers of incoming calls so users won’t miss a call on the road.
With an X type design made with a TPU soft rubber material surface, the TalkBand N1 weighs a consumer friendly 18 grams, and has an IP54 dustproof and waterproof level, making the headset sweat proof for those active users. Additionally, the magnetic earbud design turns the TalkBand N1 from a convenient headset to a fashionable necklace accessory. The TalkBand N1 comes in three stylish colors: Silver, Grey and Red. The recommended retail price of 119 euros.
Huawei Watch: World’s First Smartwatch with a Timeless Design that is Smart Within
As the first smartwatch in the Huawei Consumer BG wearables family, Huawei Watch features a 1.4 inch AMOLED, scratch-proof and water-proof, fully circular design at 42mm diameter, making it timeless and smart within.
Designed by a team of traditional watch designers with a history in creating the most fashionable and timeless watches, the attention-to-detail becomes apparent upon first glance as the body boasts exquisite craftsmanship featuring use of sapphire crystal elements, and a metal body which features a 316L corrosive-resistant, cold-forged stainless steel, commonly only seen in luxury watches.
Powered by Android Wear, Huawei Watch is packed with a range of health tracking functions and has a built-in advanced heart rate monitor sensor, 6-Axis sensor, barometer sensor, touch motor, and built-in microphone. Paired with a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher, Huawei Watch enables users to easily receive SMS, email, calendar, app, and phone call notifications. The 6-Axis sensor also enables the watch to automatically identify a user’s state of motion and measures sports data provided by their activity – walking/running/climbing/cycling.
Boasting a sparkling display at 400 x 400 pixels resolution in 286 ppi at a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio, the Huawei Watch is the most vibrant Android smartwatch in the world. The touch-sensitive sapphire crystal lens cover can even work with gloved or wet hands, offering the most convenient experience at all times.
Designed with personalization in mind, Huawei Watch offers 40 customizable watch faces ranging from a classic analog to digital, or even a tracking design that displays health data including calories ingested, steps taken and more. Huawei Watch comes in three stylish colors: gold, silver and black with a full range of materials, watch straps and other styles also available.