News by Luke Jones on Wednesday June 03, 2015.
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As well as launching the P8 Lite smartphone in the United States today, Huawei also launched its fitness tracker come hands free kit, the TalkBand B2. The Chinese company has made an awful lot of changes (read improvements) to its wearable too, but it retains its quirky take on this particular market. By that we mean that the device can still be detached from the wrist and turned into a headset for voice calls.Firstly, compared to the B1, the TalkBand B2 is a huge leap forwards in terms of design and now looks sleek, elegant, and... well, something we want to wear. It is available in two sports variants (white and black) and a rather fetching gold version with brown leather strap. As a fitness tracker, the TalkBand B2 uses a 6-axis motion sensor that should make the wearable able to automatically know which activity you are doing (walking, running, climbing, etc.) and calculate the amount of calories being burned. Huawei has partnered with JawBone to use the company's activity tracking software and network, which will give you all kinds of details per workout. As we mentioned, the B2 is also a Bluetooth headset, able to detach from the wrist cradle and become an earpiece that Huawei says delivers splendid audio and call clarity. It also comes with noise cancellation and other standards we expect from Bluetooth sets. The TalkBand B2 uses a Huawei made OS, so you can hook it up to either Android or iOS via a downloadable app on both platforms. The device is available from today and is selling at GetHuawei.com, Amazon, Fry's Electronics, and soon Best Buy.
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