Along with the Nova 3, Huawei also announced the recently rumored TalkBand B5 smartwatch, which is the successor of the TalkBand B3 wearable was launched back in 2016. The band comes in three variants – Sports Edition with strap in Ash, Black and Brown color, and Business Edition with metal strap. The company is yet to announce the price of the fitness band but touted to announce on July 18th and it will go on sale from July 20th. It is available for pre-order from Vmall in China.
Like its predecessor, the Huawei Talkband B5 holds a Bluetooth headset and has trip-core audio chip with high-definition voice, thanks to a dual microphone with noise reduction. The company says the new wearable device is more ergonomic than before and has a caller ID support, call muting as well as speed dial option to quickly call a person.
The Talkband B5 is IP67rated, which means it can resist dust and water up to a certain extent. It automatically detects activities such as cycling, running, sleeping, climbing and more. Smartphone notifications are also shown. For reference, the Talkband B5 weighs 40 grams with strap included. It features a 1.13-inch AMOLED display with 300 x 160 pixels resolution and is protected by a 2.5D curved glass layer.
The Huawei Talkband B5 connects to Android 4.4 and above iOS 9.0 devices via Bluetooth 4.2. It houses 108mAh battery and is rated to run for 3.5 days, and up to 6 hours of talk time. It has Huawei TruRelax Technology that analyses heart rate variability and accesses your stress status. It also 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) to analyze sleep and offer personalized sleep recommendations.
The Huawei TruSeen 2.0 heart rate technology offers 24-hour continuous heart monitoring when running, walking, cycling and more. In addition to step counting, calorie calculation, and distance measurement, you can set up a running plan based on heart rate evaluation, V02max, recovery time suggestion and more. It can also double up as smartphone selfie trigger and find the phone when it is far away and connected to Bluetooth. Some of these features need Huawei or Honor phone running EMUI 4.1 or above says the company.