Huawei Announces New Smart Wearable Devices
Huawei Announces New Smart Wearable Devices at Mobile World Congress 2015
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.
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 user’s mobile device. With enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, 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 executive.
The Talkband B2 continues to provide unparalleled convenience with its pop-out Bluetooth earpiece, allowing you to quickly and easily take calls while on the run.
Equipped with an advanced six-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 users with health tips on ways to improve their sleep patterns.
The perfect companion to 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 minimalist 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, keeping you covered for all 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 4Gb 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. 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 callers 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 just 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 headset to a necklace accessory for easy transportation. The TalkBand N1 comes in three stylish colors: Silver, Grey and Red. The recommended retail price is 119 euros.
Huawei Watch: World’s First Smartwatch with a Timeless Design that is Smart Within
The first smartwatch in the Huawei Consumer BG wearables family, the Huawei Watch features a 1.4 inch AMOLED, scratch-proof and water-proof, fully circular design at 42mm diameter.
Designed by a team of traditional watch designers, 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, a favourite material of luxury watch makers.
Powered by Android Wear, the Huawei Watch is packed with a range of health tracking functions and has a built-in advanced heart rate monitor sensor, six-Axis sensor, barometer, touch motor, and built-in microphone. Paired with a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher, the Huawei Watch enables users to easily receive SMS, email, calendar, app, and phone call notifications. The six-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, the Huawei Watch offers 40 customizable watch faces ranging from a classic analogue to digital, or even a tracking design that displays health data including calories consumed, steps taken and more. The Huawei Watch comes in three stylish colors: gold, silver and black with a full range of materials, watch straps and other styles also available.
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