Somewhat lost among Huawei’s Chinese product announcements last week is a device that is no less interesting than the others. In fact, maybe the TalkBand B7 even more important, because it is not affected by the lack of Google services, like phones and tablets, its price is not astronomical, like the premium Watch Ultimate, so it is more accessible and convenient for anyone to use, because in addition to HarmonyOS 2, Android 7 and It is also compatible with devices running iOS 9 or later. Although it may be true that there is a slightly narrower market demand for it than for TWS earphones. The TalkBand series was launched in 2014, and the basic principle has not changed in almost ten years: the TalkBand combines an activity measuring wristband and a Bluetooth headset, two in one. The B7 does the same, its shape hardly differs from the 2020 B6.
Huawei TalkBand B7 [+]
The device body (47.3 x 20 x 12.5 mm and 13 grams) can be popped out of the stainless steel case (58.3 x 22.8 x 12.5 mm and 30 grams), on which the straps can also be changed as needed. The factory silicone or leather strap is good for 140 – 210 mm wrists. The activity monitor headset is equipped with a 1.53″ AMOLED display, the resolution of which is 188 x 460 pixels (326 ppi), of course, touch control is supported, as otherwise there is only one button on the right side of the device body. The Kirin A1 chip works in the TalkBand B7, and the device communicates with the phone via a Bluetooth 5.2 connection.
The speaker and the part that fits into the ear cup are on the back, according to Huawei, with two microphones and their improved noise filter algorithm, the B7 has better voice recognition and enables clearer calls than previous models. The device can measure heart rate and blood oxygen level on the fitness line, as well as recognize and record ten different forms of movement. In addition, there are of course the usual smart bracelet functions, such as notification display, weather forecast, stopwatch, timers, etc.
The TalkBand B7 can be charged via a USB-C connector, with one charge and mixed use as a bracelet and headset, Huawei promises two days of operation time. Fast charging is a given, the B7 absorbs energy for one hour of operation in ten minutes. The device housing is IP57 certified. The bracelet headset was sold in two colors (black and gray) in China for 999 yuan, which corresponds to HUF 51,860. It is not yet known whether Huawei will launch the device internationally, if so, it will probably be announced at their event in Munich on May 9.