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Huawei unveils new TalkBand B2 and N1 fitness trackers
If nothing in the huge range of fitness trackers has managed to catch your eye yet, perhaps Huawei’s new entries in its TalkBand series can grab your attention.
First up, the TalkBand B2 is a direct successor to the company’s B1 fitness tracker, but this time with a more premium looking design. Along with the usual Bluetooth connectivity options, activity and sleep tracking, and familiar music controls, the B2 is actually quite a stylish tracker, with the silver and gold models both sporting a nice looking leather strap. As before, the TalkBand B2 also doubles up as removable Bluetooth headset, which is able to recognize when the Bluetooth earpiece is on the wristband or not, and switches audio to either the TalkBand or smartphone as required.
Along with the updated look, the TalkBand B2 also features an improved 6-axis sensor for more accurate movement tracking and is IP67 water and dust resistant. The tracker can last up to 5 days on a single charge and supports smartphones running Android 4.0 and up and iOS 7.0 or above.
Alongside the B2, Huawei has also announced its TalkBand N1, a pair of Bluetooth headphones that can also track your fitness. Here we’re looking at IP54 dust and water resistance and up to 3 days of battery life and five hours of hands-free call time. The N1 features an extra 4GB of internal memory to put some music on too, so it doesn’t rely solely on Bluetooth connectivity.
Huawei clearly wants to innovate on the standard fitness tracking band, and both the N1 and B2 are quite interesting products. The company’s first Android Wear smartwatch also looks very promising.