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Huawei’s TalkBand B3 doubles as a fitness tracker and a Bluetooth headset

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Along with the new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, Huawei also announced the TalkBand B3, the successor to its line of Bluetooth-enabled wearable the TalkBand B2.

The B3 doesn’t look too different from the B2. It’s got the same traditional wristband and the removable Bluetooth headset that doubles as a display when it’s popped in the band. However, the new wearable comes in three different models: Active, Classic, and Elite. The Active, as the name suggests, has a wristband that’s suited for working up a sweat at the gym. It comes in white and black. You can get the Classic in beige or brown, and you can even choose genuine leather wristbands. The Elite is clearly the most expensive of the bunch, as it comes in a titanium gray stainless steel.

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If you need a refresher on how the B3 works — it’s a wristband that doubles as a fitness tracker and a Bluetooth headset. Simply pop out the device out of the wristband and put it in your ear to take calls.

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The screen of the B3 is PMOLED and has a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels. The band will last you three to four days, but it can go up to 6 days on standby — it seems pretty high considering it only packs a 91mAh battery. Unfortunately, it takes an hour and a half to completely recharge it.

The B3 connects to the Huawei Wear app via Bluetooth 4.2, and you can track your steps, distance traveled, and calories burned like most fitness trackers. It will also tell you when you have been sedentary for too long, and track your sleep. Of course, you’ll be able to see your notifications, and it doesn’t matter if you’re on Android or iOS.

The TalkBand B3 has a water and dust resistant rating of IP57, which means it will offer minimal protection from splashes of water. You won’t want to go swimming with it, but running in the rain or spilling water on your TalkBand won’t kill it.

The Active model costs 170 euros, the Classic costs 200 euros, and the Elite will set you back 250 euros. Translating that to the dollar amounts to around $190, $225, and $282 respectively for each model.

Huawei didn’t mention when the TalkBand B3 will be available, or which countries it will arrive in.

Julian Chokkattu
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Julian is the mobile and wearables editor at Digital Trends, covering smartphones, fitness trackers, smartwatches, and more…
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