Huawei Reveals First Smartwatch, Plus Phablet and Smartbands, at MWC

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-03-06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Huawei Reveals First Smartwatch, Plus Phablet and Smartbands, at MWC

    by Todd R. Weiss
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    2 - Huawei's First Smartwatch
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    Huawei's First Smartwatch

    The Huawei Watch, powered by Android Wear, features a 1.65-inch classic round watch face and a 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display that's covered with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal lens. The Watch, made of stainless steel, is available in gold, silver or black colors.
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    3 - Powered by Qualcomm
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    Powered by Qualcomm

    The Huawei Watch features a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage and Bluetooth 4.1. The watch connects to smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher and allows users to receive call notifications, texts, email, calendar notifications and more.
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    4 - Track Your Health With the Watch
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    Track Your Health With the Watch

    The Huawei Watch includes a built-in advanced heart rate monitor sensor, a 6-axis sensor, a barometer sensor, a touch motor, and a built-in microphone for a wide range of health tracking and sports functions. It will be available in more than 20 countries, including the United States.
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    5 - Choose Your Smart Watch Face and Customize at Will
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    Choose Your Smart Watch Face and Customize at Will

    The Watch can be personalized for each user through the use of some 40 unique watch faces that can be chosen and switched out, as well as with a full range of watch straps made from different materials and styles. A magnetic charging station is included. Prices are not yet announced.
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    6 - Connect TalkBand N1 Bluetooth Headset and Music Player to Your Smartphone
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    Connect TalkBand N1 Bluetooth Headset and Music Player to Your Smartphone

    Now you can take your tunes with you in the Huawei TalkBand N1, a low-profile earbud set that includes built-in Bluetooth and 4GB of MP3 storage that can hold about 1,000 songs. The N1 gives CD-quality sound, is a health and sports tracker, and audibly identifies incoming calls.
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    7 - Second-Gen TalkBand B2 Gets More Formal Styling
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    Second-Gen TalkBand B2 Gets More Formal Styling

    The redesigned TalkBand B2 wearable gets a more businesslike design and more accurate fitness tracking functionality. The B2 can be used with Android smartphones that run on Android 4.0 or higher or with Apple iPhones running iOS 7.0 or above.
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    8 - Five-Day Battery Life on a Single Charge
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    Five-Day Battery Life on a Single Charge

    The TalkBand B2 can run for up to five days on one charge, with enough power for up to 6 hours of talk time. It also includes a dual-microphone noise reduction system and has a pager function that can search for and locate your smartphone using vibration or ring tone alerts.
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    9 - Sleep Tracking Functions
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    Sleep Tracking Functions

    The TalkBand B2 also includes an advanced 6-axis sensor that can automatically identify and record motions, thereby detecting the wearer's deep sleep and light sleep durations and patterns. Plus, it can provide consumers with tips on improving their sleep patterns.
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    10 - It's Also a Detachable Bluetooth Headset
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    It's Also a Detachable Bluetooth Headset

    The TalkBand B2 can be detached from its wristband and used as a stand-alone Bluetooth earpiece. A detection system knows whether the Bluetooth earpiece is being used on the wristband or not, so music or calls can be properly routed to a smartphone or to the earpiece.
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    Style and Simplicity in Design

    The metal bracket of the TalkBand B2 is made from high-strength, lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum and is available with a leather or TPU plastic watchband. The device includes an intuitive and user-friendly HD touch screen and comes in a variety of colors.
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    12 - The MediaPad X2 Phablet Features a 7-Inch Display
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    The MediaPad X2 Phablet Features a 7-Inch Display

    The latest Huawei MediaPad X2 phablet includes a 64-bit eight-core processor and a 7-inch ultra HD display, along with 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity. It also includes a 5,000mAh battery and a 2.4G dual WiFi antenna system for stable WiFi reception.
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    13 - 13MP Main Camera for Great Low-Light Photos
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    13MP Main Camera for Great Low-Light Photos

    The MediaPad X2 also includes a 13-megapixel rear camera that features good low-light shooting capabilities and a wide range of modes normally found in DSLR cameras. The 5MP front-facing camera includes an F2.4 wide-angle, 22mm lens for quality selfies.
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    14 - Two MediaPad X2 Versions are Available
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    Two MediaPad X2 Versions are Available

    The Huawei MediaPad X2 can be purchased in a standard version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage in a moonlight silver color, or in a premium version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage in an amber gold color. Both include dual-SIM slots (seen on right).
 

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei came to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, with lots of new products in its arsenal, from the company's debut smartwatch to a new phablet and two new wearables for the wrist and for the ears. Huawei may not be very well-known in the United States so far, but that is likely to change over time as its product mix continues to grow and gain traction around the globe. Huawei is the world's third-largest smartphone maker, behind Samsung and Apple, but it continues to be known mostly in its native country of China, according to a report by IDC. The company's first smartwatch, called the Huawei Watch, is an Android Wear device that's got classic styling and is available in three colors. The second-generation TalkBand B2 smartband has a more formal design and improved fitness tracking capabilities, while Huawei's all-new TalkBand N1 product builds Hi-Fi stereo sound and Bluetooth into a set of earbuds that can store about 1,000 MP3 songs. The latest Huawei MediaPad X2 smartphone is a phablet that includes a 7-inch display. See more details in this slide show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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