Smart­phone maker Huawei launches smart­watch

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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