A fitness tracker and a phone in one, the Huawei Talkband B6 is a multi-tasker’s dream of a smartwatch. If you need to take calls on the move, then look no further.
A sleek, wearable and durable smartwatch, designed in keeping with Huawei’s GT2 line, you won’t be disappointed with the Huawei Talkband B6’s style credentials. You can choose between different coloured silicone or leather straps, all of which are replaceable, so you can interchange your straps as often as you want. So, if like me you’re easily bored and like to change your look on a regular basis, we have a wide selection of Huawei Talkband B6 Straps just waiting to be picked. So, you can treat your smartwatch to a whole new wardrobe from the comfort of your home.
Thanks to some clever engineering, the display unclips, so you can use it as a Bluetooth headset to receive calls while you’re out and about. Making this a dual-purpose piece of kit that’s perfect for the fitness-conscious businessperson, or the highly sociable who don’t want to miss a call just because they’re working out.
It has a touchscreen design which I found was very responsive, with a crisp, bright display, which was clearly visible even in direct sunlight.
In addition to Bluetooth 5.2, the Huawei Talkband B6 is packed full of handy features. Crucially, it provides fitness tracking, including auto-detection of some activities and activity reports so you can review your performance post-workout. It also has a heart rate sensor, menstrual cycle tracking, SpO2 oxygen saturation detection, an accelerometer, a compass, a gyroscope and sleep tracking. Plus, you get all the basics you’d expect from a hard-working smartwatch, such as step and calorie counts, a record of distance covered, your pace and elevation statistics.
The Bluetooth headset has dual-microphone noise cancellation to reduce ambient background noise, making it easier for the person on the other end of the line to hear you clearly. As well as allowing you to make and receive calls, this smartwatch provides notifications and alerts. So, when it comes to the communication factor, it has all bases covered.
It goes without saying that the Bluetooth headset is very useful indeed if you need to take a lot of calls while on the move without being weighed down by your smartphone. We all lead busy lives these days, so it’s no surprise that there’s a significant demand for a smartwatch which enables you to run your business or your social life at all times, even in the middle of a run. And since lots of us have been working from home more lately and look set to be doing so, at least on a part time basis, for the foreseeable future, it makes sense to invest in technology such as this, that can help us adapt to this new way of life.
I found that all the tracking was reliably accurate. In particular, I liked the sleep tracking for the insightful daily sleep reports provided, which were useful when it came to implementing improvements in the quality and quantity of my beauty sleep. Unlike most other smartwatches, this one can even detect short naps which, as a self-confessed nap lover, I appreciated for the fuller overview of my daily sleep I was able to gain from it.
Not really a con as such, but it’s worth noting that the Huawei Talkband B6 is something of a niche model in the smartwatch world. The Bluetooth headset is the main selling point, so your decision as to whether or not to buy one will essentially depend on if you want or need this feature incorporated into your timepiece. If so, then consider this the smartwatch of your dreams (in which case, consider this paragraph removed from the cons section!).
My main issue with this smartwatch was the lack of in-built GPS, making it necessary to use your smartphone’s GPS for location tracking. Which isn’t ideal, considering this is a smartwatch designed specifically for those who want freedom from their smartphone.
The Huawei Talkband B6 is the perfect smartwatch for the modern world. It’s stylish, durable and a communication powerhouse - giving you the option to leave your smartphone at home when you go for a workout. And with this on your wrist, you never have to miss an important call again.