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Up close with Huawei's bling-sprinkled TalkBand B2 (pictures)

Huawei's latest fitness tracker, the TalkBand B2 has been given a fancy new gold design to help it stand out from the crowd.

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Huawei's latest activity tracking wristband, the TalkBand B2 will not only keep a record of your steps, but clips apart to transform into a Bluetooth earpiece to take calls.

The design for the new version has been almost completely overhauled, with a new metallic finish and a gold with leather-effect strap available.

It's due to go on sale later this spring and should cost around £120 ($185, AU$236), although exact prices are yet to be announced.

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The main unit has a metallic design, with the display appearing from just below the surface.

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It's not exactly skinny, but it didn't feel too cumbersome to wear while running.

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The gold version comes with a leather-effect strap.

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It's easy to adjust and seemed comfortable in my hands on time.

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The screen is easy enough to read indoors, but I worry that the reflective metallic surface will make it difficult to view in bright sunlight.

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The main unit of the band clips out easily.

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It's lightweight and, thanks to the generously sized earpiece, sat comfortably in my ear.

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Black and white versions are also available, but these come with more typical rubber straps, rather than the premium-looking leather.

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The device charges using a built-in Micro-USB port.

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