HTC enters wearables game with HTC Grip fitness tracker

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HTC Grip

HTC Grip

HTC is rapidly expanding its product line and has unveiled its first wearable product at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) — the high-performance smart fitness tracker and GPS-enabled HTC Grip. The HTC Grip is powered by UA Record, the new health and fitness network from Under Armour, designed for athletes and fitness freaks.

The beautiful fitness tracker features powerful, accurate tracking across a range of sports and activities. The wearable is compatible with Android (v4.3 and above) and iOS (version 7 and above) devices as well as Bluetooth-enabled accessories like heart-rate monitors. The HTC Grip provides additional performance data to the Under Armour Connected Fitness platform.

The Grip offers comfortable, reassuring support even the most extreme of activities. Its contoured form conforms to your wrist without distraction. The curved 1.8-inch PAMOLED display makes it easy to read time, distance and notifications. With three different sizes, there’s a perfect fit for everyone. It includes built-in 16MB flash memory and 8MB of SRAM.

The Grip is capable of tracking and recording a variety of workouts including running and cycling. It’s also waterproof, certified IP57 — which means its immersible in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.

The built-in 100mAh battery should give you up to five hours when integrated GPS is turned on. For everyday usage, Grip lasts for up to 2.5 days on a single charge.

Sleep is a essential part of our daily lives and well-being, and the Grip features auto sleep detection, recording the total amount of shut-eye you get daily. Grip analyses your sleep pattern — both light and deep sleep are recorded.

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The HTC Grip is designed to work seamlessly with Under Armour’s UA Record, giving you access to powerful analytics, impact of your training along with your social community and exclusive content.

Pricing and availability

The HTC Grip will be available in Deep Teal/Lime at select retailers in North America, starting Spring 2015.

Initial impressions

Like the RE camera, the HTC Grip is an extension of HTC’s product portfolio, with the smartphone as a nexus. HTC’s renowned design makes the HTC Grip a desirable gadget and also an alternative to the fitness trackers in the market today.

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