New leaked images depict an HTC branded smartwatch
China, Oct. 10, 2016, Red Newswire/-
The smart-wearables world has been quite crowded for a while now. From branded super-watches to Chinese-made affordable devices, smartwatches have penetrated almost every market. HTC, the Taiwanese tech giant is one that has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for several years now. Now, however, it seems as if we are one step closer to an HTC branded smartwatch.
A Weibo user today posted what seems to be a smartwatch with the HTC branding on it. According to the post, the device is called the “Halfbeak” and it is an in-development Android Wear smartwatch that recently surfaced in a Phandroid rumor.
There’s not much to the smart wearable, however, just the basic fitness-focussed stuff under the hood. We will get a heart rate sensor, a rubber strap and other exercise-friendly design features. The smartwatch is also expected to sport a 360 x 360 resolution circular display without a flat tire. In terms of software, the only thing we know, as of now, is that the device will be running Android Wear. HTC might also pop in a few mods to the system to make it more appealing and user-friendly.
The design is expected to be all-metal. Leaked pictures depict the watch to have two round buttons and an oblong button. Looking at the bottom of the watch, you can also see the logo of Under Amour, a fitness company which earlier this year launched the HTC UA HealthBox. This product brought in many fitness-related products including fitness tracker, heart rate monitor and smart scales
The smartwatch was rumoured to launch at the HTC event held on September 29th, but, unfortunately, we didn’t quite see that.
There hasn’t been any official announcement about the HTC Halfbeak yet. Our best guess is that the device may hit the market by the end of this year or early next year.
Image source: Weibo