Huawei announces the Talkband B1 with a pop-out earpiece for phone calls

By Jared DiPane on 23 Feb 2014 10:08 am

Today Huawei has announced its first wearable device, the Talkband B1, which combines fitness tracking with the ability to make phone calls. When you first think about the combination it is a bit awkward, but the way in which Huawei has made it, it makes perfect sense. The Talkband B1 will do things similar to what Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband are doing in terms of tracking steps, calories, and your sleep pattern — but it goes beyond that. The band itself is on the thick side, which would make it seem unappealing, until you realize there is a pop-out earpiece.

The pop-out ear piece supports wireless calling, so you can remove the flexible display from the band and use it to complete phone calls when on the go. For those who look to reduce the number of electronics in their day to day life, this dual purpose band will definitely appeal to them. Huawei states that the band will last for six days of use on a single charge, and charges in about two hours.

Currently there is no pricing announced for the Talkband B1, but it will be hitting China next month, and then in Q2 a broader roll out to countries like Japan, Middle East, Russia and Europe.

Related: Huawei MWC News

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Huawei announces the Talkband B1 with a pop-out earpiece for phone calls


Great innovation with the ear piece. I am not interested in fitness bands, but this is a great option for those who use them.

This release is a lot less ridiculous than I was expecting it to be. I stint be vying a fitness tracker, but I'm interested to see what they are going to be doing on the software side of things for this device.

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Yes. It pops out of the bracelet and you put it in your ear, just like a regular Bluetooth headset.

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This is pretty cool, and close to the setup I purposely made with my Pebble and LG Tone+

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This is awesome. I like it very much... although concern about whether its software side, especially whether its database can communicate with other health/fitness services. But anyway it's a really good combination for some users. ^_^

And, hope can provide more pics... I read this article and then go to other website to see the pop-out earpiece. It looks really nice.