HTC announces its new fitness tracker band named as Grip in MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015. HTC comes with its first product partnership with Under Armour. Grip comes with 1.8-inch curved POLED display which lets to check time, distance and notifications. It comes with GPS tracker. It will use UA record System to track runs and other workouts and it also offers additional performance data. It connects to an assortment of external heart rate monitors. It is compatible with iOS (iOS7 or above) and Android (4.3 and above).
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.”
Grip comes with auto sleep detection which records the total amount of time spent asleep. Period of light and deep sleep is recorded. It has 100mAh battery which will lasts up to 2.5 days on single charge according to the company. The band comes with IP57 certification which lets it waterproof and immersible up to 1m of water up to 30 minutes.
The HTC Grip will be available in Deep Teal and Lime colours. No word on the pricing or global roll out.