MWC 2016: Haier to unveil multi-function HaierWatch and H-Band activity tracker

HaierHaier, a Chinese company probably better known for its growing presence in the appliance market, is coming to Mobile World Congress to unveil new wearables. It plans to launch a new multi-function smartwatch called the HaierWatch alongside a range of activity trackers called H-Band.

The HaierWatch is billed as a smartwatch with “a sophisticated design with multiple functionalities.” From the few details we have, it appears that it will be a “smarter watch” with an analog display and fitness tracking capabilities. At least two styles could be unveiled.

HaierWatch and Haier H-Band for MWC 2016

The Haier H-Band will be a hybrid fitness tracker that will work as both a bracelet and Bluetooth headset. It will come in a range of colours. In fact, it looks very similar to the Huawei TalkBand B2.

Haier also announced plans to unveil new smartphones under the Voyage line. These will be geared at the European market. It appears at this point that we may not see them in North America.

We’ll bring you all the details once Haier makes its MWC 2016 announcement.

Press release

MWC 2016: Haier exclusively launches its very first smart watch and activity tracker

From 22nd to 25th of February 2016 in Barcelona
Hall 6 – Stand K30At the upcoming prestigious event, Haier, who continues its evolution in the connected objects sphere, will present its very first edition of smart wearables: HaierWatch, a multi-function smart watch, and H-Band, a unique range of activity trackers. This will complement Haier’s latest range of VOYAGE smartphone models, specifically designed for the European market.Haier – your daily sophisticated companionThe sleek new HaierWatch, boasts a sophisticated design with multiple functionalities. This will be accompanied by the launch of H-Band, Haier’s new range of activity trackers, an ultimate combination of a bracelet and an earpiece. Specific features of the H-band activity trackers include the automatic detection of movement and essential information alerts related to exercise and activity.

In terms of smartphones, a new model range of four will be presented, two of which come to complement the existing range of ‘Voyage’ smartphones that have been introduced for European consumers.

About Haier:

Haier is the world’s leading home appliance provider, with global revenues amounting to US$ 32.6 billion and profits of US$ 2.40 billion in 2014. Its mission is to create innovative home appliances that anticipate the fast-changing needs of consumers all around the world. Haier has been named the number one global home appliance brand every year for the last six years by Euromonitor International, a world leader in strategy research for consumer markets, and in 2012 the Boston Consulting Group named Haier one of the ten most innovative companies in the world as well as the most innovative company in the consumer and retail category. Its global headquarters are based in the Chinese city of Qingdao and it also has regional headquarters in both Paris and New York to serve its clients in Europe and America. Haier also has 5 R&D centers, 66 trading companies and 21 industrial parks worldwide.