Huawei garnered the biggest growth in the wearable market in Q1 2019. The company achieved 282.2% growth in year-over-year sales. It also managed to secure the third position with a 10% global market in the wearable business. And all the credit for this success goes to their noteworthy devices. The Huawei TalkBand B5 and Band 3 have also played a good part in that success. And making their mark in the international market, the Huawei Band 3 and TalkBand B5 have recently made their way to Nepal. These smartwatches are now available for purchase in Nepal via Huawei’s retail outlets and some online stores.
Huawei TalkBand B5
The TalkBand B5 comes with a 1.13-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass on the top to offer a seamless feel. The display on this device also happens to be touch-sensitive. So users can easily access the features by simply tapping and swiping the screen. But the unique part of this smartwatch has to be its design. Unlike most of the smart wearables out there, the display on the TalkBand B5 can be popped out. And the popped out unit can be used as a Bluetooth headset to have a conversation on a phone call or to listen to the music. To offer premium listening experience on such occasions, Huawei has also included a trip-core audio chip for a high-definition voice and two microphones for better noise reduction.
The wearable also supports some handy features like Caller ID, call muting, and speed dial option to quickly access a contact in order to call them. And this feature-packed is also quite safe from water, dust, and moisture. It has received IP67 certification for that.
On the storage side, there is 0.5MB (512KB) of RAM and 16MB of flash storage. Yes, it sounds trivial and it’s understandable because the smartwatch is not intended to store your files and photos. The in-built memory is merely for storing pre-installed apps. Sideloading of other apps is also not possible in this one. Nonetheless, you can unleash more of its features by connecting it to a smartphone. The TalkBand is compatible with Android 4.4 or newer version of Android. Similarly, in the Apple devices, the smart device should have iOS 9 or newer version of iOS.
Being the fitness-tracking device the B5 is also dexterous when it comes to analyzing various physical activities and health-related conditions. The B5 is furnished with TrueRelax Technology, which not only analyzes the heart rate variability but also evaluates the stress level. There is also a 24-hour continuous heart rate monitoring feature. And the company has integrated Huawei’s TruSeen 2.0 heart rate tech for the accurate measurement of the palpitation of the heart. Similarly, for sleep tracking, Huawei’s sleep tracking technology Huawei TruSleep 2.0 comes into action. This feature uses cardiopulmonary-coupled dynamics spectrum (CPC) in order to monitor complete sleep structure including REM (deep sleep). With the data from this tech, the smartwatch performs an in-depth analysis of the various stages of sleep and determines the quality of sleep. The wearable also presents recommendations to improve the sleep cycle if the user isn’t getting proper sleep.
As far as the power is concerned, the device flaunts a 108mAh battery, which promises 3.5-days of back on standby and 6-hours of talk time. Talking about the price, the smart wearable is now available for purchase at Rs. 22,500.
Huawei Band 3
The Huawei Band 3 falls on to the affordable side when it comes to the price. The Band 3 comes with a slightly smaller 0.95-inch display, which also happens to comes with AMOLED panel. The touchscreen display on this device is capped with 2.5D curved glass.
Diving into the fitness-tracking prowess, it’s great to see the device powered by Huawei TruSeen 3.0 technology. This tech when combined with all sort of intelligent sensors and smart AI algorithm, the Band 3 can precisely monitor the heart rate of the users. For the sleep monitoring, you get the Huawei TruSleep 2.0 tech inside the device. This tech analyzes the sleep cycle and identifies the six most common sleep-related issues. And to help the users overcome such issues, the device also presents 200 potential recommendations to its users.
Like most smartwatches, the Huawei Band 3 also smartly identifies the various exercise or sports activities. Walking, running, riding, cycling, and swimming are a few of them. Talking of the swimming, you can go up to 50 meters down without damaging the Band.
Talking about the price, Band 3 is available for purchase at Rs. 6,500.