HTC delays Grip activity tracker
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.