Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable Bluetooth headset to your wrist

Huawei's fitness band coming to Singapore shelves in August, saves gigantaphone users from phone call embarrassment
Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset

Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset to your wrist

Unlike feature-packed smartwatches like the Android Wear-powered LG G watch or Samsung's Gear 2, Huawei's TalkBand B1 fitness tracker/headset hybrid keeps things simple.

While you can't use it to find your way to the nearest cocktail bar or take spy shots of cats, you can use it to track your steps and exercise stats, including how many calories you've burned.

It's also got basic notification support, letting you know when you've got messages and emails, and you can also filter incoming calls.

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Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset

Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset to your wrist

Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset

Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset to your wrist

When you receive a call, you don't have to slip your over-sized smartphone out of your pocket either. Nor will you be forced to chat into your wrist Dick Tracy-style.

Instead, the Talkband's curved 1.4in OLED screen detaches from the wristband, revealing its true bluetooth headset form. Slip it into your ear, and bam -  you're nattering away, hands-free, like a business guy from the early 2000s.

The wristband also doubles up as a USB charging cable, so once the six-day battery life conks out, you can top it up without too much hassle.

If you fancy tracking steps and chatting away into a headset then you can pick up the Talkband B1 in August during Comex 2014.

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Mark your date in August

Because according to Huawei Singapore, that's when it'll be bringing its wearable band to town. Specifically, it'll make its debut at the annual gadget shopping frenzy we'd like to call Comex 2014.

Pricing for the Talkband B1 hasn't been announced yet, but judging from its UK pricing of £100, it should hover around S$200.