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MWC 2014: Huawei unveils TalkBand fitness tracker with built-in headset

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2014 22:25 User comments (4)

MWC 2014: Huawei unveils TalkBand fitness tracker with built-in headset Huawei has used the MWC event to unveil their anticipated wearable device, the TalkBand B1.
The TalkBand has a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display but notably also includes a removable earpiece that allows for wireless calling.

As expected, the device will mainly be a fitness tracker, including a pedometer, calories burned and more. Additionally, the smartband is also a sleeping pattern monitor, which allows you to use the smart alarm function to wake you up at the most optimal time, when you will be the most rested.

For the calling, NFC or Bluetooth 4.1 pairs the device to your smartphone and the large 90mAh battery should give you almost a week of use. The band is also dust and water-proof.

The device will hit China next month, and then Western Europe, Japan and the Middle East in April. So far, only the European price has been revealed, a reasonable 99.

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4 user comments

123.2.2014 23:09

This device looks pretty awesome! after watching the news story on this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26318006 defiantly going to keep an eye out for this!

224.2.2014 5:42

It does look cool.

Huawei have a reputation with the American and Australian secret services for placing spyware for the Chinese government directly into the hardware itself! It's one of the reasons that Huawei are not permitted to have anything to do with the new National Broadband Network in Oz.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busines...f-1226749586745

Huawei strongly denies this and the Chinese gov is very upset about it.

I myself don't know what to believe or who to trust as I consider the intelligence services are in the pockets of big business in the West. Not that I don't think the Chinese gov wouldn't stoop to spying but it's just as likely the US is telling the Aussies that to keep the Chinese from getting the business. And we pretty well do what the Yanks ask us. Look at how we are buying the shittiest fighter jets from them (still to be delivered 10 years on) that almost every expert says are gonna be utterly outclassed by the Chinese jets that everyone else is buying in the region. Still, if we didn't buy this military junk from the US would they bother to help us if we were invaded?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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324.2.2014 19:48

good point on the spyware part, I almost forgot all the thumb drives, Hotel Irons, ect.. I didn't realize this was one of the companies behind it. On the other hand I don't think they could be any worse than Google at this point and as per the company name I have yet to see any of their products make it to the States (at least i haven't noticed any.. Maybe a more reputable company will make a knock off.

425.2.2014 1:29

Originally posted by Menion:
good point on the spyware part, I almost forgot all the thumb drives, Hotel Irons, ect.. I didn't realize this was one of the companies behind it. On the other hand I don't think they could be any worse than Google at this point and as per the company name I have yet to see any of their products make it to the States (at least i haven't noticed any.. Maybe a more reputable company will make a knock off.
I don't know if they ARE genuinely disreputable but they are MASSIVE. "It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012." You read right!

Have a peruse at the Wiki, it make very interesting reading, esp this short bit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei#Corporate_affairs

I've seen their mobiles in the shops. The ones that actually bear their label. Their presence on the consumer scene is set to explode from what I gather and they intend to take on Samsung head on.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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