HTC Grip hands on


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HTC announced the Grip wearable fitness tracking device yesterday at MWC 2015.  It is the first product from HTC under the partnership with Under Armour. We went hands on with the device at the event and now lets take a look at hardware in this post.

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The HTC Grip sports a 1.8 inch curved PMOLED display that allows users to check, time, distance and notifications. It is compatible with iOS (iOS 7 and above) and Android (4.3 and above) and Bluetooth enabled accessories.

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The power/home button is seen at the top. Grip is targeted at professional athletes rather than common users and offers professional workouts. It uses UA Record system to track runs and other workouts and offer additional performance data to the Under Armour Connected FitnessTM platform. It also connects to an assortment of external heart rate monitors, including the Under Armour A39.

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The Grip can be accessed by swiping on the touch screen and the navigation is possible with left right and top scrolling.  There is also support for apps like calender, music and so on.

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 The fitness tracker is waterproof and has IP57 certification and can be immersible in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. It has a 100mAh battery that lasts upto 2.5 days on a single charge.

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The Grip comes in a single size and has HTC and Under Armor branding on each end.

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The band comes in Deep Teal/Lime colors and will be available in the U.S starting sporing 2015.

Sneha Bokil-Paranjape contributed to this post.


Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

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