It was two years ago when Huawei first introduced the world to the Talkband B1. It was one of those ideas that seemed ingenious yet didn’t receive the mass appeal required to take off as a great product. Fast forward 2 years and the Talkband is now in its 3rd edition. Yep, it’s still alive and kicking. The Huawei Talkband B3 was announced just a few days back at the swanky Battersea Evolution in London.
The Huawei Talkband B3 is essentially an earpiece that doubles up as an all day activity tracker that can be worn both in ear and on the wrist. The biggest differences between the B3 and B2 series are a more curved appearance, lighter weight and better water resistance rating.
List of features:
- Switch between screens.
- Call frequent contacts.
- Mute/Reject incoming calls.
- Call back missed calls.
- View contacts.
- Adjust the volume.
- Turn off alarms.
- Start an exercise session.
- Find your phone.
- Battery life of 3-4 days in standby mode or 6 hours maximum talk time.
- Waterproof class 7. Dustproof class 5
- Gorilla Glass with PMOLED screen
Besides the focus on telecommunication capabilities, the Huawei Talkband B3 boasts of a dedicated fitness mobile app that also tracks all day activity such as step count and sleep duration. Users can also start exercise sessions right from the Talkband B3 device and have the activity tracker record your workouts before syncing it with the mobile app. The Talkband B3 is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms.
There are also a myriad of fancy features such as using the Huawei Talkband B3 to find your phone, camera photo remote function, speed dial right from the Talkband, and having the weather displayed on the B3screen. The lightweight yet water resistant (Class 7 rating) Talkband B3 boasts of noise reducing algorithms that allows calling even in noisy environments.
While there’s only one version of the Talkband B3 device, Huawei has pulled out all the stops in the customisation department. Buyers are spoilt for choice with two TPU strap versions (Active, 169 euros), two Italian calfskin wrist strap version (Classic, 199 euros) and a single Stainless steel strap version. (Elite, 249 euros), with the main differentiation being price due to material.
There’s no confirmation on the exact date of sale as of publication.