Huawei unveiled few fitness tracking devices at Mobile World Congress, two fitness bands and a full-blown smart watch powered by Google’s Android Wear platform.
The TalkBand B2 supersedes last year’s B1, incorporating smartband features and a premium Bluetooth headset with noise reduction technology.The TalkBand B2 supersedes last year’s B1, incorporating smartband features and a premium Bluetooth headset with noise reduction technology. The device also looks more premium (than its predecessor), sporting an aluminum bracket, leather or TPU bands, and a 6-axis sensor to accurately track user’s steps and sleep. The TalkBand B2 will be available later this year in two different variants: the sports model will go for €169, while the premium model will sell for €199.
On the other hand, we have the TalkBand N1, which incorporates a Hi-Fi Stereo, Bluetooth headset and 4GB of internal memory used for storing songs. Aimed at the sporty crowd, the N1 will track steps, distance, calories, while also being able to play music. It’s IP54 dust and water resistant, and thanks to its magnetic elements in the earbuds – it doubles as a “fashionable necklace accessory.” This model will be available for €119 no matter the color choice.
Finally, Huawei unveiled its very first smart watch. Simply called Huawei Watch, it looks like a regular watch with a round screen similar to the one LG Watch Urbane or Moto 360 have. Also like these two, Huawei’s product relies on the Android Wear platform to deliver Google Now notifications from a connected smartphone or tablet.
However, the Chinese firm made sure its baby is better than competing devices. For one thing, it uses scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, while its screen has 400×400 pixels resolution, making it sharper than any other Android Wear watch out there.
Huawei Watch contains 130 components and it takes 260 manufacturing steps, 160 of which are done by hand.The case, made out of cold-gorged stainless steel, measures 42mm and has been designed to fit wristbands of both men and women. They [wristbands] are interchangeable and Huawei will be offering metal and leather bands. Users will be able to choose between a few color options, including Gold/Brown Leather, Silver and Black. The bands are standard 18mm, allowing easy customization to suit everyone’s taste.
According to Huawei, the Watch contains 130 components and it takes 260 manufacturing steps, 160 of which are done by hand. Among those components are motion sensors and a heart rate monitor that enable activity tracking capabilities; the Huawei Watch can sing along Google Fit and Jawbone’s platforms to make some sense out of all the data collected.
The Huawei Watch will be released later this year though we yet have to learn how much it will cost.