Huawei Unveils Next-Generation TalkBand B2 Smart Band
The latest Huawei smart band can now be used with Jawbone's UP health tracking and fitness app, which will give them personalized fitness advice.The latest Huawei TalkBand B2 smart band wearable device is available, starting at $179.99, and offers new integration with Jawbone's UP health and fitness-tracking app to give users detailed information and advice about their activities and fitness routines. Sales of the TalkBand B2 launched June 3 on the company's GetHuawei.com Website, where consumers can choose from three styles—black or white sport versions or a gold-tone version with a leather wristband. The black or white models sell for $179.99 while the gold-tone version sells for $199.99. The TalkBand B2 features a 0.73-inch passive-matrix organic LED (PMOLED) touch-screen display, 96KB of memory, 512KB of on-board storage, 16MB of external storage via Bluetooth, a 90mAh battery and Bluetooth connectivity. The smart band also allows hands-free calling through compatible smartphones that run on Android 4.0 or later or on Apple's iOS 7.0 or later. Also built into the device is a six-axis motion sensor that automatically identifies what type of exercise a wearer is doing at the time so it can then track and monitor the user's fitness data, according to Huawei. The smart band can identify whether a wearer is using it while walking, running, cycling or hill-climbing, and it can track the number of calories that are burned during the activity.
The TalkBand B2 also transforms into a detachable Bluetooth headset that can be worn on the user's ear and a remote camera trigger that will click the shutter on a user's smartphone when desired.