Huawei announces three wearables; a smartwatch and two combination activity bands

Huawei continues to reveal high end designs; its newest Android Wear smartwatch looks to compete with the elegant look and feel of the Moto 360.

I was quite impressed with Huawei's Ascend Mate 2 in 2014 so was looking forward to its announcements at MWC. While a new phone wasn't announced, Huawei revealed three new wearable products: a smartwatch, a smartband, and a new headset.

Huawei Watch

It's a pretty simple name for a watch that is powered by Android Wear with compelling round hardware reminiscent of the excellent Moto 360.

The Huawei Watch has a round AMOLED 1.4 inch display with a resolution of 400x400 pixels for a 286 ppi rating. I have yet to see it, but that should look fantastic compared to other Android Wear devices.

The crown, frame, and hinge is stainless steel. A magnetic charging station is included. A Qualcomm 1.2 GHz processor powers the Huawei Watch with 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.1.

The Huawei Watch has an optical heart rate monitor, 6-axis motion sensor, and a barometer. Like the Fitbit, climbing height is measured as well as steps, distance, calories burned, and more. To capture and use that data, Huawei announced a partnership with Jawbone.

Pricing and availability were not yet revealed. It will be interesting to see if it comes in less than the Moto 360.

TalkBand B2

The next wearable is the second generation TalkBand, the Huawei TalkBand B2. This is a combination Bluetooth headset and activity tracker.

The activity tracker can be used by those business people looking for a premium experience with a leather band (199 Euros) and a metal bracket to support the main module. You can also buy the model with the TPU strap for 30 Euros less (169 Euros).

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The TalkBand B2 also has a 6-axis sensor, along with a dual microphone. The headset module pops out to provide up to six hours of call time or 12 days of standby time. It works with Android and iOS with three available colors.

TalkBand N1

The final wearable they announced yesterday is the TalkBand N1, a Bluetooth headset with onboard MP3 storage capability.

4GB of storage are included in the TalkBand N1 so you can store up to 1,000 songs. In addition to service as a music player and Bluetooth headset, the TalkBand N1 can also serve as a fitness tracker. It won't track GPS on a run, but you can do other exercises or walk and listen to music while tracking your steps.

The TalkBand N1 is made with TPU soft rubber and has a dustproof and waterproof rating. It will come in three colors with a retail price of 119 Euros.

Huawei also announced its MediaPad X2 Android tablet. It's a 64-bit tablet with LTE, 7-inch 1200 x 1920 display, massive 5,000 mAh battery, and more. Availability and pricing was not yet announced.

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