Huawei Talkband B2, Huawei Watch W1: First Look

By Prasid Banerjee | Updated May 29 2015
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Huawei launched a couple of smartphones on 28 May but our favourite devices in the event were the company's wearables. The Huawei Talkband B2 is the second version of its wearable fitness tracker, while the Watch W1 is a device that has received praise from whoever has seen it. Here's a first look at both of these devices.

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The Huawei Talkband is arguably the best looking smartband til date. We're already working on our review, so we'll let you know about its accuracy and functionalities soon enough.

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Like the Xiaomi Mi Band, the Talkband also consists of a dongle, which houses all the sensors and Bluetooth connector. More importantly, the Talkband can double up as a Bluetooth headset as well. The dongle is made completely out of metal.

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The big button on the middle is the power on/off button, which turns the display or the entire device on or off.

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You have to dowload the Huawei Wear app on your Android or iOS device in order to track and log the data from this smartband. You can swipe on the Talkband's display to find out your goals and how much you've achieved.

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There are a pair of small buttons on either side of the device. Pressing these takes the dongle out of the contraption, allowing you to use it as a Bluetooth headset.

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The Huawei Talkband B3 is without a doubt the best looking fitness tracker right now. Let's hope it works as well.

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The much acclaimed Huawei Watch W1 was also announced at the event. The device looks identical to the Moto 360 smartwatch, but its raised edges provide more protection to the LCD in case of any falls.

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The Huawei Watch W1 runs on the Android Wear platform.

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The faux winding button on the Huawei Watch W1 is nearer to the upper side of the device, as compared to the more central placement on the Moto 360.

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Huawei has two varieties of metal straps with this device, while there's also a leather version available.

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