Wearables are a hot ticket here at the MWC and Huawei brought its own - a smartwatch with a twist. The TalkBand B1 gets its name from being a Bluetooth headset that can be set into a rubber strap to be worn as a smartwatch.
It features a 1.4" curved display and measures a little under 15mm thick. You can pair it with your phone - or MediaPad X1 tablet - over NFC, then Bluetooth 4.0 LE takes over to handle the audio.
The TalkBand B1 justifies its sporty looks with IP57 certification, which should make it water-resistant enough for everyday use. Built-in step and calorie counters will help you train, with a sleep-quality indicator to help you rest.
Of course, it does voice calls too as a regular Bluetooth headset when paired with a phone.
The battery capacity is relatively low - 90mAh - but the device is power-efficient enough to last six days on a charge. What we found strange is that the battery can take up to two hours to charge.
Speaking of charging, that's done with the wrist band, which features a USB port and connects to the TalkBand unit with pogo pins. The clasp on the band could have been better though - it comes off too easily and is hard to put back.
The TalkBand B1 will cost €100 upon launch - it will be out in China next month, with new locations to follow (including Western Europe and Japan) in Q2.