Huwaei, the Chinese multinational company, has launched Talkband B3 wearable which is the successor of its product Talkband B2, which was launched a year back at the MWC 2015. Apart from the fitness tracker, the company has also launched its flagship products called Huawei P9 and P9 Plus.
Now coming to the Talkband B3, it comes in three variants with obviously three different prices. The prices of Classic, Elite and Active are EUR 169, EUR 199 and EUR 249 respectively. Apart from the price the features and also the looks differ from each other. The Classic version comes in metal bands with Brown and Beige colors whereas the rest of the two versions come in Titanium Gray metal bands.
The B3 Talkband like the B2 holds a Bluetooth earpiece, which also acts as the display of the wearable when it is used as the fitness tracker. When the predecessor of the talkband is compared, the new one is found to deliver 25% better and louder sound. The wind noise cancellation has also been bumped up by 80 percent.
When a fitness tracker is being talked about, the most important thing that has to be kept in mind is that the tracker would have to face a lot of dust and sweat. So, the company has kept this factor also in mind. The B3 Talkband is IP57 rated, which means that the band is going to resist dust and water up to certain extent. Now as far as the features of the Talkband as a fitness tracker is concerned, it can detect activities such as cycling, running, sleeping, climbing, etc. The embedded display in the Bluetooth earpiece features a PMOLED display with 128×80 pixels resolution and is protected by a 3D-curved Gorilla Glass layer.
The best thing about the Talkband is that it connects to both Android and iOS devices using the Bluetooth which belong to the version 4.2. As far as the battery capacity is concerned, it houses a battery of capacity 91 mAh and can be run up to 6 days when put on standby mode.
So that was what the third generation Talkband is all about. However, the company has just announced the product. The availability details are yet to be revealed.