First look at Huawei’s new TalkBand B2 (video)

4 Mar 2015

Not to be outdone by rival devices such as the forthcoming Apple Watch, fast-rising Chinese technology giant Huawei this week unveiled its new TalkBand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Wearables are all the rage at Mobile World Congress and Huawei made damned sure to get its first speak in with the new Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 headset.

It’s as if it doesn’t care about rivals like Samsung – whom it is already beating in China – but wants to go after the big fish that is Apple.

The TalkBand B2 is a combination of Bluetooth headset and sports bracelet.

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.

As well as being equipped with dual-microphone and noise reduction technology the device 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 comes in two watchband styles, the environmentally professional TPU material or the luxurious leather, which caters to different occasions.

TalkBand B2 can 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.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years