Smartphone maker Huawei launches smartwatch
Huawei Technologies Co is the latest Chinese smartphone maker to launch a low-priced smartwatch as the crowded phone market reaches a saturation point.
The company’s TalkBand smartwatch connects with a Huawei smartphone to relay calls and messages through a Bluetooth wireless system, eliminating the need for the phone to be taken out of a shirt or pants pocket during a conversation.
“When you look around us, everything is getting connected,” Huawei consumer business unit vice-president Colin Giles was quoted by Agence France-Press. Giles said the Shenzhen-based company will launch the watch, unveiled on the eve of this week’s World Mobile Conference in Barcelona.
Huawei, No 3 in global smartphone sales last year, said the TalkBand will sell for about $136. Smartwatches typically sell for $150 to $350.