Huawei to launch fitness wristband

Saqib Shah
February 21, 2014

Days before the Mobile World Congress, Huawei has begun teasing its new wearable fitness smartband.

Zheng Xiao Yun, who works in one of Huawei’s business units, posted two photos of a wristband-like device this week on  her page on Sina Weibo  (a Twitter-like Chinese microblog site). Check out one of the images below:


Earlier this month, Huawei told The Wall Street Journal that it was planning to unveil a smartwatch at the annual MWC trade show in Barcelona, which takes place on 24-27 Feb. Huawei also said that it planned to unveil a new smartphone and two new tablets at the event.

However, the light blue device modelled by Yun in the images is more akin to the fitness wristbands released by the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone.

A Huawei spokeswoman declined to confirm whether the device in the photos posted by the executive is what the company is planning to showcase in Barcelona.

Some analysts, claim that the big push in to fitness-related poducts – Samsung is rumoured to be working on one as well –  will be the main driving force behind the development of the wearable device market.

To find out more about the fitness tech market and all the best health and fitness devices out there, check out the April issue of What Mobile magazine, out soon!

Source: WSJ

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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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