Huawei announces resilient Talkband B1 with IP57 dust and water protection

Huawei has finalised its entry into the wearables technology sector with the rugged Talkband B1 announced and being prepared for an imminent release.

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The Chinese company, which first detailed the Talkband B1 at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, has delivered a wristband that is targeting those fond of the great outdoors.

A new advert, entitled “Two Lifestyles, One Band”, shows a protagonist called Max go on his journey from sleep into the office. This includes the wristband’s silent alarm that buzzes on the wearer’s wrist when it is time to awaken and it has sleep tracking to show just how well the owner has slept.

After this it demonstrates the anti-loss reminder for any smartphone that informs him to hop back into his apartment to get the device before running to work. Next up we find Max running through the park and taking a phone call using the wristband’s second life as a Bluetooth headset.

The device’s 1.4in backlit OLED display is demonstrated as he runs through a tunnel before it inevitably starts to rain so that the Talkband B1’s headline IP57 water and dust resistant feature can be championed.

Huawei’s first foray into the wearables market also includes a step tracker that puts a seal on its aspirations as a health and fitness wristband.

The definitive specification list also includes NFC fast pairing to allow it to be hooked up with any compatible iOS and Android device and Bluetooth 4.1 technology means it will remain connected to your smartphone whilst exercising.

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Battery-wise it has a 90mAh cell that can last for six days during regular use, has seven hours of talk time and will last for a whopping 14 days when left on standby mode. There’s no word yet when it will land on UK shores and Huawei will announce Talkband B1 pricing in due course.