BARCELONA, Spain -- Huawei took the wraps off the TalkBand B1, its first wearable tech product, at its Mobile World Congress press conference. It was one of five new products the China-based manufacturer unveiled at the show.
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The TalkBand, seen here next to the original Pebble, is actually not quite a smartwatch, however.
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Pop the TalkBand unit out of its wristband, and you'll see it actually doubles as a Bluetooth headset.
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The unit connects to the band via electrical contacts, seen here.
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The band also doubles as the USB connector when charging.
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The TalkBand boasts a 1.4-inch OLED screen (but it's not a touch screen).
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The TalkBand hits the expected health tracker bullet points -- steps, calories burned, sleep tracking -- and it's IP57 water- and dust-resistant, so it can be worn in the shower.
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The TalkBand has 7 hours of talk time and 2 weeks of standby capability. Huawei talked it up as an accessory to the MediaPad X1 tablet (both are shown here).
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The TalkBand B1 will be available for 99 euros soon -- though details on exact dates and locations haven't yet been clarified.

Read more: CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress
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