When Huawei finally got around to unveiling the P9 smartphone, that phone wasn’t all the company had to unveil. It also tossed out some details on the TalkBand B3 wearable. At first glance, the TalkBand B3 looks like a skinny smartwatch, but it has something that you won’t find on other wearables. The screen of the TalkBand is actually a Bluetooth headset so you can have hands free communication when you want.
The face of the wearable is the Bluetooth headset screen and that screen does lots of the stuff you expect of a smartwatch. The OLED display will show frequent contacts, accept incoming calls, allow you to view contacts, adjust volume, turn off alarms, find your phone, and supports touch control and touch gestures. The TalkBand B3 also has fitness and sleep tracking capabilities. The wearable comes in three versions including the TalkBand B3 Acive, TalkBand B3 Classic, and TalkBand B3 Elite.
The difference between them appears to be the band with the Active using a plastic band in black or white colors, the Classic offering brown or beige leather bands, and the Elite having a metal band in titanium color. Inside the device has an unnamed microprocessor, 128kb of RAM and 16MB of external storage with 512KB of storage built in.
Power comes from a 91 mAh internal battery and the headset has 6 hours of talk time. The device is waterproof with a class 7 rating, but the leather band isn’t water resistant. The Huawei TalkBand B3 will work with smartphones running Android 4.3 or later and iOS 7.0 or later. That screen is covered with Gorilla Glass to protect from scratches. We don’t know exactly how much the TalkBand B3 will cost or exactly when it will be available.