HTC Grip : Hands On First Look
HTC’s new foray into a connected self begins with their first wearable the HTC Grip (it’s a part of the Re branding). The Grip is a beginning for what HTC claims will be a big handle on the pro fitness experience by HTC
The device we got to lay our hands on is a prototype device, and the final product will feature some design and aesthetic changes. In the first glance, this device looks like any other fitness accessory. It’s made of a soft touch, hardened rubber compound. It has a grippy web type surface on the inner side which will be available in a lime green color.
The display is a 1.8 inch Passive Matrix OLED(PMOLED) display that would provide excellent outdoor visibility. You can connect the device to your smartphone to receive notifications on the device. There is a vibration motor in the device that alerts you when a new notification arrives. The bits that set the Grip apart is that it has inbuilt GPS and advanced tracking. Grip is completely waterproof so you can sweat on it as much as you want and even take a shower while wearing it.
The HTC Grip will record data such as steps taken, distance travelled, calories burnt, and how much you have slept. You can choose between workout’s like outdoor walking, indoor walking, running, indoor running, cycling, weights training, gym and a customizable workout plan. When connected with a smartphone, the Grip lets you control music on your phone, get weather information, and sync your calendar. It also allows you to put your phone on silent mode or airplane mode or turn it off.
HTC grip will be brought to North American market by this spring and will reach other markets by the end of the year. It will be available in small, medium and large sizes. The company will also two links in the box that will let you increase the size of the device
|Operating System||Android 4.4.2|
|Screen Size||1.8 inch
32 x 160
PMOLED mono flexible display with capacitive touch
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz|
|Internal Storage||16MB Flash Storage|
|Price||$199 in North American markets|