Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), Qatar’s leading insurer, today announced that it is to partner with Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, to offer wearable TalkBand B1devices on National Sports Day to promote and encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all the people of Qatar.
As a responsible corporate citizen, QIC is committed to strategic partnerships that help build healthy and prosperous communities. By offering Huawei TalkBand B1 wearable devices to the winners and runners up of the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Marathon, which is to be held on 10th February 2015, QIC would once again demonstrate its commitment towards building a healthier nation.
The Huawei TalkBand B1 is a smart “Talk-and-Track” wearable band that offers various fitness-related features and can be connected to both Android and iOS devices. In addition to its big-data tracking capabilities, TalkBand B1 wristband also features wireless voice calling by easily removing a built-in Bluetooth earpiece. The sleek band can also track steps taken, miles covered, calories burnt, activity time, progress as well as the quality and duration of sleep time.
Commenting on this important partnership, Mr. Ali Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President and CEO of QIC Group remarked: “QIC has carved out a distinctive approach towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by demonstrating its continued commitment to local sporting events and to raising Qatar’s regional and global profile. As Qatar’s leading insurance company, we are proud to support and promote local sports initiatives and sporting events and play an important role in improving the lives of those in Qatar by encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
Mr. Ali Al Fadala further added: “Offering Huawei TalkBands to the winners and runners up of the QCB Marathon will surely encourage increased participation in sporting events across all age categories. Through our partnership with Huawei we hope to further increase the well-being of all the people of Qatar and contribute in the development and fulfillment of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.”
Mr. Philip Fu, General Managerof Huawei Tech Investment Co. Ltd. stated, “We are extremely delighted to partner with QIC to support and celebrate National Sports Day. Together with QIC, we are happy to offer our popular wearable device to help raise awareness about fitness and encourage healthy lifestyles and wellbeing for all the people in Qatar. Our TalkBand B1s’ will deliver the essential pillars of happiness – health, connection to family, contact with friends and access to work.”
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As at the end of 2013, Huawei’s products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile
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