When it comes to technology, gadgets, and any other forms of electronics, novelty is something that is considered attractive.
In its sixth year, Huawei’s Talkband B6 still managed to have that exciting element that warrants attention. Even if you dismiss it as something that is not as functional as you thought it was, you still want to engage with it simply because it is unique and different!
So, what is the huawei Talkband B6?
Very simply, it is a fitness tracker or band, whatever you would like to call it, that also has a dedicated earpiece (which is essentially the screen) that allows you to answer phone calls. Yes, you read that right.
Unlike many other devices which let you answer phone calls from your wrist, Huawei’s Talkband B6 takes it a notch further. But apart from the novelty, is there anything else that this device offers?
Huawei Talkband B6: Gimmicky or the Real Deal?
Fitness tracker + Headset
That is what Huawei’s Talkband B6 is. The thing is that when you talk about answering calls from your smartwatches, you are referring to ‘watches’ that are expensive as the Apple Watch.
So, what has Huawei done? It has practically taken the expensive proposition and put it into a fitness tracker that is considered low on tech when compared to smartwatches.
There is no denying the fact that this is an interesting and quirky device. You can pop open the screen from the case back and convert it into an earpiece to answer phone calls.
If you are wondering whether you can make any calls with the device, the answer is yes. However, you can only choose from nine pre-selected options that you can fit in. Think of it in terms of a speed dial and nothing else.
Huawei Talkband B6: Major Fitness Features
In this section, we are going to list down some of the major features that make Huawei’s Talkband B6 a great fitness tracker-
- Auto-detection of fitness activity (step counter, distance covered, etc.)
- Data on workout by syncing it with the Huawei Health App
- Heart rate monitoring and sensor
- Tracking for menstrual cycle
- Oxygen saturation levels monitoring (SP O2)
- Software for Tracking Sleep Cycles
- In-Built Compass and Gyroscope
- Accelerometer for measuring motion and pressure
You get all this with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. This proves that the Talkband B6 is more than just a decent fitness tracker. In fact, it goes over and beyond other devices at this price point and integrates a whole set of features that make it a worthwhile purchase.
Taking Calls on the Huawei Talkband B6
The screen of the Talkband B6 doubles up as a Bluetooth headset. Sounds interesting right? You bet it is.
From a communications standpoint, the headset allows for dual noise cancellation at either end. This means the person who calls you can hear you more clearly. At your end, when you are speaking on the phone, you can also hear the person that is calling you clearly.
In addition to the above, the watch face shows you all the notifications that you would normally expect from a smartwatch that allows you to make and receive phone calls.
The good part about this is the fact that you do not have to always constantly take out your smartphone for making or receiving calls. This is an added benefit.
The headset/screen comes out without much difficulty. There is a mechanism that holds it in place and prevents it from free-falling as soon as you press the button and release it from the strap. Another thoughtful touch by Huawei.
The Bottom Line
The thing is that Huawei’s Talkband B6 is a simple product that has been made complicated by its fun factor. It is essentially a very capable fitness tracker that allows you to make calls via a Bluetooth headset. One of the major issues that a lot of reviewers have raised is the fact that a fitness tracker of this sort should come with its own in-built GPS. However, we do not feel that this is such a major issue. The Talkband B6 is an incredibly handsome and good-looking device. With this in your hands, you will definitely be the ‘talk’ of the town.
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