“We round up all the top wearable gadget launches at the recently concluded MWC 2015”
MWC is always known for the new launches in the world of mobiles that it brings with it, but this year it also played host to the launch of a slew of wearable devices. Wearable gadgets are fast gaining traction in the world of technology and almost every major OEM is entering the wearables arena with passage of time. Let us take a look at the wearables that were launched at the MWC 2015.
Huawei finally jumped on to the smartwatch wagon and launched its Watch at the MWC 2015. It appears to be the best smartwatch till date in the aesthetics department from the initial looks. The dial is crafted from cold-forged stainless steel and will be available in black, gold and silver options. It features a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels display which has a sapphire crystal lens which makes it quite resistant to scratches. It has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 chipset under the hood which is joined by 512MB RAM. It is based on Android Wear and comes with a six-axis motion sensor, barometer and a heart rate monitor. There’s no word on its pricing as of now but we doubt if this one will come without burning a hole in your pocket.
The TalkBand B2 is IP57 and IP54 certified for water and dust resistance. It has a vertical display with features such as stopwatch, sleep tracker, pedometer, and calories monitor on offer. It is compatible with Android and iOS devices alike and can last up to five days on a single charge. A nifty functionality of the same is the fact that the core can be removed from the strap to be used as a Bluetooth headset as it comes with dual microphones with noise reduction on offer.
The TalkBand N1 is a Bluetooth headset that brings with it basic fitness features such as steps taken, distance covered, and calorie intake to the table. It is IP54-certified device for water- and dust-resistance and will deliver up to seven days of battery life.
HTC has finally entered the wearable gadget arena with the launch of the Grip fitness band. The HTC Grip has a 1.8-inch PMOLED curved touch display and has a 32-bit MCU (STM32L151) processor doing duty inside it, coupled with 8MB of RAM. A 100mAh battery gives it the juice to run and it will last up to 2.5 days without GPS as per HTC. It is IP57-certified for dust and water resistance. It comes with a bunch of regular sensors and tracks running, sleeping pattern, exercise, and calories burned. It also shows notifications from your iOS and Android device regarding incoming calls, messages and from other apps too.
Acer introduced the Liquid Leap+ smartband at the MWC 2015 and the same is a successor to the Liquid Leap smartband. It is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. The Acer Liquid Leap+ comes with a 1-inch display and features interchangeable wristbands. It is IPX7-certified for water resistance. It counts your steps, sleeping patterns, calorie intake, helps you control music and shows notifications too through the Acer Leap Manager app installed on compatible devices. It can last between five to seven days on a single charge.