Taiwanese company, HTC has officially pulled the covers of its first ever wearables, in the Mobile World Congress 2015 today. Dubbed as HTC Grip, this Grip comes with a 1.8-inch PMOLED touchscreen display which provides fitness stats and other usual smartphone updates like texts, emails, incoming calls and calendar alerts. It is powered by UA Record, the new health and fitness network from Under Armour designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Moreover, this fitness tracker is packed with gyroscope, an accelerometer and offers the usual step, calorie and sleep counting functions as other fitness band. Also, you can control your smartphone's music from the Grip's display but, you can't actually store your tunes directly on the device.
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Drew Bamford, Corporate Vice President of HTC Creative Labs commented, "Our partnership with Under Armour has allowed us to direct our combined ambition, talent and passion towards developing new ways to empower athletes to make the most of their training every day. Grip is our first product to offer deep integration with UA Record, providing an experience that will surpass the high standards of even professional athletes."
The HTC Grip is juiced by a 100mAh embedded battery, which lasts up to five hours with GPS turned on, and up to 2.5 days on a single charge with GPS off.
Robin Thurston, SVP, Connected Fitness, Under Armour said, "HTC is an exciting partner for Under Armour and Grip, designed by HTC and powered exclusively by UA Record, is just a taste of what's to come in the next year. Together we're looking forward to exploring new ways to empower and inspire athletes of all levels and to rewrite the rulebook of performance tracking, training and improvement."
As of now the pricing and the releasing is not officially announced, and we are expecting in the upcoming days.