Huawei’s TalkBand B1 is coming stateside later this month

The market for fitness-tracking technology is unarguably saturated. For wearables alone, we have Fitbits, Jawbones and most recently, the Microsoft Band. But a new wristband tracker from Chinese manufacturer Huawei might be the strangest we’ve seen yet. It’s called the TalkBand B1, and while it comes with many features you’d expect from a fitness tracker, the OLED display can actually be removed from the band and used as a Bluetooth headset for phone calls.

Following its debut way back at MWC in February, the Huawei TalkBand B1 is finally making its way to the U.S. this month. Huawei pinged us today to announce that the TalkBand B1 will be available in the U.S. through,, and Fry’s Electronics starting November 14. Pricing for Huawei’s wearable will be set at $129.99. As its name suggests, the TalkBand B1 is a wearable that can also help you conduct voice calls. It can do this because it’s got an embedded Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece that provides up to seven hours of talk time. The Bluetooth headset is compatible with Android 4.0 and higher as well as iOS 5.0 and higher. When the TalkBand B1 is on your wrist and not in your ear, it can track your activity time, steps taken and calories burned. It’ll also track your sleep and can wake you up with its smart alarm feature.

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