HTC Grip gets its Bluetooth certifications, could be finally launched soon
According to a recent discovery in the Bluetooth SIG database, the HTC Grip might not have been abandoned as some could have previously believed.
Not all seem to remember, but back in early April at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, the HTC One M9 and the HTC Re Vive were not the only two devices that the company unveiled during its keynote. The trio was completed by the HTC Grip fitness band, the first wearable device made by the struggling iconic smartphone maker.
Although the HTC Grip was unveiled on stage, and we've also been able to get some hands-on time with the band, the company did not make any further announcements regarding the band's future. Back at MWC, the company said that its iOS and Android-compatible fitness band will be available in the United States this spring, but that never came to pass.
The HTC Grip comes integrates a 1.8-inch 32 x 160 PMOLED curved display, Under Armor's fitness and social platform, as well as GPS capabilities, all in an elegant package. Back at MWC, HTC said that the fitness band will be available for $200, which is definitely a steep price by fitness band standards.
Usually, when a device starts getting its various certifications, it's a sign that the launch is not very far off. In this case, it's probably a sign that HTC did not abandon its ambitions as a maker of smart fitness bands.