Huawei’s early forays into wearables have met with “extremely positive” reaction, according to Yang Yong, the company’s vice president of product management, who spoke last week at the Huawei Innovation Day 2015 event in Europe. Both the Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2 have been well received since being introduced at this year’s Mobile World Congress. These early successes have encouraged the Chinese company to look at expanding its portfolio of wearable devices.
Interestingly, Yong went as far as saying that both the Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2 have sold out across the world despite the fact that the Huawei Watch is still only available for pre-order (and facing launch delays in at least one market). It may be an indication that demand has been stronger than expected.
As for what Huawei might have in stock for us in the future, Yong suggested that Bluetooth-enabled smartwatches will continue to be more useful than Internet-connected ones. This suggests that Huawei may not have any plans to offer the latter and will instead focus on the former. He also revealed that the company could soon expand beyond smartwatches and fitness bands. “At the moment we are just on the wrist,” he said, “but we are researching other areas…we need a good commercial opportunity to succeed.”
Huawei also expects to become a stronger competitor in the wearable space. Yong indicated that the company not only has “strong confidence” in its current products but also has the “strong abilities” needed to challenge its competition, including Apple and Samsung, the current market leaders.
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Source : TechWeek Europe