It's been rumoured that HTC would release a smart wearable device this year, and a new report from Forbes goes right with that, saying that the company's fitness tracking device will be showcased at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March 2015.
According to Forbes' Jay McGrego, HTC's first ever fitness tracking device will be unveiled alongside the Hima (M9) - the much-awaited flagship smartphone.
This goes against what other reports have stated in the past, claiming that HTC would release a smartwatch instead of a fitness tracking device. There are still many details about the device that we don't know about yet, including the design, screen size and connectivity. Also, no word on exact battery life.
It seems that HTC could be making a smart fitness band, as previously reported, the company has reportedly inked a deal with Under Armour, a US-based sports clothing and Accessories Company.
As per the partnership, HTC products that will support Under Armour's new UA Record, an addition to the apparel maker's Connected Fitness solution.
As of now, there's no information available about what these HTC devices will be, and when they will be out. The nature of partnership itself raises serious questions about HTC's growing interest in the wearable smartband segment.
If HTC is indeed coming with a fitness tracking device, it will surely have the same basic features as other tracking bands available in the market. Currently, an average fitness tracking device could be yours for as low as $50 (Rs.3,150).
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