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HTC delays Grip activity tracker

HTC Grip activity tracker has been postponed
HTC Grip
This smart wearable has been announced back at the latest Mobile World Congress event and was scheduled for release this spring, but HTC has finally decided to announce it has been postponed.

HTC unveiled the Grip activity tracker earlier this year in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress. Back then, the company mentioned the launch is set for the spring. Unfortunately, half of the summer is gone and only now some pieces of new official information concerning this device managed to come out. HTC Grip will not launch anytime soon, reveals a spokesperson of the company behind the HTC One M9 flagship.

According to a statement released yesterday by HTC, "After extensive wear testing and user feedback, we have decided to align GRIP with the entire product portfolio for health and fitness launching later this year." This means that HTC Grip may have to go through some changes, but it also might launch before 2016.

The HTC Grip shown this spring used the RTOS platform, offering 2.5 days battery life and only 5 hours of autonomy with GPS activated. It also featured Bluetooth 3.0/4.0 compatibility to connect with smartphones, as well as a monochrome flexible touchscreen and vibration notifications. HTC Grip had IP57 certification for protection from elements and was compliant with MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Procedure I, IV.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-17 (Update: 2015-07-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.