MWC 2014: Huawei unveils its wearable TalkBand device

Huawei has unveiled its wearable offering, the Talk Band B1, at MWC 2014, which looks like the 24/7 durable, comfortable and (kinda) waterproof bands from FitBit, Nike and more recently Sony rather than the more traditional watch-style that we’ve seen from Samsung.

The Talk Band promises to connect your smartphone up to your wrist and handily works with both iOS and Android devices. Its stand-out features include a 1.4″ bendable OLED display, fitness tracking functions and a pop-out earpiece for taking calls.

It’s packed with features, but is especially exciting for fitness and quantified self geeks because it’s able to track the distance you’ve travelled, how many calories you’ve burned and can also keep an eye on your sleep, waking you up at the most optimum time in the morning.

The Talk Band B1 is expected to launch in Q2 of 2014.

Becca Caddy