The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 2-in-1 Smartwatch Preview

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 is a unique 2-in-1 smartwatch that is available in only a few countries worldwide. In fact, Malaysia is the first country outside of China where HUAWEI is officially selling the TalkBand B5.

We recently had the opportunity to check out the TalkBand B5 in person. Here is our preview and first impressions of the HUAWEI TalkBand B5!

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 2-in-1 Smartwatch Preview

 

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Variants

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 is not just a one-off smartwatch. HUAWEI create no less than three variants – Sports, Business and Fashion..

Huawei TalkBand B5 variants

The Sports version has a silicone wrist band, and is the cheapest model at 999 Yuan / RM 599 / ~US$ 145. The Business version has a metal wrist band, and is priced at 1,199 Yuan / ~US$ 174. The Fashion version, with an Italian leather strap, is priced at 1,499 Yuan / RM 699 / ~US$ 218.

 

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Up Close!

We had some time to try out the HUAWEI TalkBand B6 Sports and Fashion models. Check them out in this video!

2-in-1 Wearable Device

The HUAWEI TalKBand B5 is a smartwatch which works as a fitness tracker too. But with a simple press of two buttons, it detaches to become a Bluetooth headset!

Bluetooth Headset

When used as a Bluetooth headset, the TalkBand B5 can make calls, with HD audio clarity. It supports caller ID support, as well as mute and speed-dial functions. It has a triple-core audio chip, backed by dual-microphone noise cancellation capability.

Huawei TruSleep

The TruSleep tracking technology, which was validated by the CDB Centre at the Harvard Medical School, monitors the different stages of your sleep pattern – wakefulness, REM stage, light sleep, and deep sleep.

Huawei TruSeen 2.0

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 supports their TruSeen Technology, which monitors the user’s heart rate 24/7. You can use it to track and monitor up to 6 exercise models – running, treadmill running, walking , cycling, indoor cycling and freestyle training.

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Specifications

SpecificationsHUAWEI TalkBand B5
Display1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen panel
- 160 x 300 pixels, with full arc 2.5 glass
Memory512 KB RAM
Storage1 MB flash storage (internal)
16 MB flash storage (external)
ConnectivityBluetooth : 2.4 GHz
USB port : micro-USB 2.0
Dust + Water ResistanceIP57
Battery108 mAh lithium-ion battery
Rated Battery Life6 hours talk time
3.5 days (TruSleep disabled)
3 days (TruSleep enabled)
Strap OptionsSilicone / Italian Cowhide Leather / Metal
Colour OptionsBlack, Glacier Grey, Mocha Brown, Serenity Blue, Titanium Grey
DimensionsWatch : 58.2 mm x 23.3 mm x 12.9 mm
Headset only : 44.1 mm x 20 mm x 11.9 mm
WeightWatch : 40 grams
Headset only : 14.3 grams

 

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Price + Availability

Here are the official prices for the three variants :

  • Sports, with silicone strap : 999 Yuan / RM 599 (approx. US$ 145)
  • Business, with metal strap : 1,199 Yuan (approx. US$ 174)
  • Fashion, with leather strap : 1,499 Yuan / RM 699 (approx. US$ 218)

Malaysia Purchase Links

Here are some direct purchase links in Malaysia (prices accurate as of 5 November 2018) :

  • Fashion, with leather strap : RM 488 (30% discount)
  • Fashion, with leather strap : RM 499
  • Sports, with silicon strap : RM 599

US Purchase Links

Here are some direct purchase links in the US (prices accurate as of 5 November 2018) :

 

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