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HTC Grip delayed until 2016

HTC Grip activity tracker delayed until 2016
HTC Grip
Initially set for a launch this spring and later delayed for a few months, it looks like this wearable will not reach the market before 2016.

Back in July, HTC revealed a delay of the Grip wearable for a later time, but also mentioned a release during 2015. Unveiled back at MWC 2015 in early March, this activity tracker was expected to hit the market later this spring. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and now we hear about another delay that pushes the expected launch date of HTC Grip into 2016.

Phandroid asked HTC about the status of this device and received the following reply: "As we continue to develop the Connected Fitness platform and elevate our product offerings, Under Armour and HTC have decided to launch a fully integrated digital ecosystem of products early next year. This global launch will provide the tools needed to help athletes of all levels track, manage and improve their health and fitness." The good part is that HTC mentioned an entire ecosystem, so Grip will not launch alone. The downside is that those interested have to wait until early 2016 to see the new products available for purchase.

The statement concludes by saying "Our teams have done a remarkable job bringing these products to life and we’re excited to share them with the public soon." We should hear more about HTC's upcoming ecosystem in early 2016, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-10-27 (Update: 2015-10-27)