Last week, Huawei had revealed its new wearable device — Huawei TalkBand B5, which is the successor of the TalkBand B3 that was launched in 2016. Today, along with the Nove 3, Nova 3i and Kirin 710 processor, Huawei officially launched the TalkBand B5.
As for the pricing, the Sports version of the Huawei TalkBand B5 is priced at 999 Yuan, which roughly converts to $149 while the Business variant of the wearable device is priced at 1,199 Yuan, that is roughly $178. There’s also a third variant, Fashion version, which costs 1,499 Yuan (approximately $223).
The TalkBand B5 comes with an ungraded 1.13-inch full color touch display with 2.5D curved glass and 300 × 160 pixels screen resolution. The display is about 2.4 times bigger than its predecessor and can display contents of WeChat and QQ as well as schedule, SMS and news, among others.
It is a 2-in-1 device that can be used as a fitness tracker as well as a single-ear Bluetooth headset. When attached to the wristband, it can be used as a fitness tracker, but when detached, it becomes a single-ear Bluetooth headset which can be used to take calls.
The pop-up Bluetooth headset has a trip-core audio chip with high-definition voice and dual microphone with noise reduction. It has caller ID support, call mute function as well as speed dial option. There’s a built-in triple-core audio chip that supports dual MIC noise reduction.
The wearable device also comes with Huawei TruRelax Technology that analyses heart rate variability and accesses the user’s stress status. Further, the device offers breath training for relaxing. The Huawei TruSleep 2.0 uses cardiopulmonary coupled dynamics spectrum (CPC) to monitor complete sleep structure including deep sleep (REM). It analyzes the sleep pattern of the user and also offers personalized sleep recommendations.
The Huawei TruSeen 2.0 heart rate technology offers 24-hour continuous heart monitoring when running, walking, cycling and more activities. Along with step counting, calorie calculation, and distance measurement, it also enables users to set up a running plan based on heart rate evaluation, V02max, recovery time suggestion and more.
The device also comes with features such as reminders, voice assistants, alarm clocks, remote control for media content, phone finder, etc. The Huawei TalkBand B5 has IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. The Talkband B5 connects via Bluetooth 4.2 to devices that are running Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0 and above. It is powered by a 108mAh battery that can provide talktime of about 6 hours on a single charge.
The Huawei TalkBand B5 comes in Sports Edition with strap in three colors — Ash, Black and Brown color. On the other hand, the Business Edition comes with a metal strap. There are also optional 18mm straps in silicone, leather and stainless steel for a premium look.