Huawei TalkBand B3 – Everything You Need For A Smart Life
There is a new high-end wearable gadget in town. Made by Huawei, the company calls it the “ultimate smart band”. Take that!
Huawei unveiled last month the TalkBand B3, its third generation of a smart “hybrid” band that works as a tracker and a headset, at the same time.
Blending the best features of a smartwatch and a fitness tracker, the stylish Huawei TalkBand B3 wants to offer you the best of both worlds. Does it work you might ask? Well, there’s only one way to find out.
Huawei Talkband B3 – Design And Features
The Huawei Talkband B3 does not look much different from the previous B2. It has the same traditional wristband style and the removable Bluetooth headset that doubles up as a display when inserted in the band.
There are some differences, in any case. Design-wise, the new B3 smart bracelet, comes in three different models: The Active, Classic, and Elite.
The B3 Active, just as the name implies, is made from a sort of soft silicone and is suitable for the fitness orientated ones. With this gadget, you can choose from two colours, white or black.
With the Classic model, you can choose from two colours again, either beige or brown. However, this time, the wristbands are not made from plastic but leather. And, the last but not least, the Elite collection. As expected, it is the most expensive as it comes in a titanium-grey stainless steel.
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The Huawei’s Talkband B3 screen is covered by a layer of Gorilla Glass for added scratch protection. The display is a PMOLED panel, “3D” curved, with a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels. I find the screen resolution quite modest, to be honest. Still, it is more than sufficient to let you see your valuable data. The time, notifications, messages and anything else you need.
Huawei Talkband B3 Active Gallery
The Huawei TalkBand B3 has an IP57 rating that makes it water and dust resistant, offering protection from splashes of water. It is not a good idea to take it with you on your swimming classes but running in the rain, or spilling water by mistake, won’t kill it.
Huawei Talkband B3 – Connectivity And Battery Life
The band battery should last you for three to four days, but it can go up to 6 days if the bracelet is most of the time on standby. The battery has a capacity of 91mAh and it takes about an hour and a half to charge it back to full.
Huawei Talkband B3 Classic Gallery
The Huawei TalkBand B3 collection is compatible with both iOS and Android phones and has all the fitness tracking functions you might need. The taken steps, calories burned, sleep monitoring, etc.
However, what makes the Huawei Talkband B3 stand out, is its support for “wrist calling.” It is a feature we have seen before only in high tier smartwatches such as the Huawei Watch, thanks to its built-in microphone.
Moreover, just like a smartwatch, the TalkBand B3 bracelet can store your contacts into its speed-dial phonebook.
Huawei Talkband B3 – Price And Availability
If you want to get your hands on the Huawei Talkband B3, the Active model will set you back $190, here in the U.S. The Classic is a bit more expensive, at $225, and the Elite model tops up the charts with a price of almost $282.
Huawei Talkband B3 Elite Gallery
The new Huawei Talkband B3 is going to go on sale starting July 2016. However, if you cannot wait another two months, head over to Amazon and check out the previous model. Still worth the money.