Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its new smartband with LTE connectivity. The smartband would be supporting its own 4.5G network and is said to be commercially rolling out next year. The smartband is designed to measure the person’s heart rate and fitness level. The smartband has a 1.4inch OLED screen and comes with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. It is even dust and water resistant. The smartband is said to include LTE-M chip made by Neul.
The 4.5G LTE network will be capable of having high data speeds up to 1GB/sec and would even enable VR and guide Drones. According to Huawei, “4.5G supports up to 100K per cell connections via LTE-M, 100 times that of 4G. LTE-M also provides better coverage. Receivers require just 1/100th of the signal of existing 2G system, 20dB gain, using low-power terminals.”
We can expect the smartband to be seen at the MWC 2015 event next week.