Photos of HTC's unannounced Android Wear powered "Halfbeak" smartwatch are leaked

Photos of HTC's unannounced Android Wear powered
Several times since 2014, we passed along a rumor about an upcoming HTC smartwatch. Every time, the watch failed to materialize. Today, we have some leaked photos of what is believed to be HTC's circular Android Wear powered smartwatch that was code named "Halfbeak" a little over one year ago. The wearable was never introduced by the manufacturer, althouigh we did learn that it carried a round face with a 360 x 360 resolution. That is the same resolution found on the round dial of the Motorola Moto 360 timepiece.

The back of the timepiece shows the Under Armour logo. The sports clothing and accessories firm partnered with HTC on Healthbox, a connected fitness system that is currently available.

The images of the watch don't include a date, so we have no way of knowing if these photos show a prototype that has been scratched, or a model that perhaps will soon go into production. From the images we can see that the timepiece comes with an optical heart rate monitor and sports a four-pin charging system.

Check out the pictures by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: TechTastic (translated)

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7 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What does the "Halfbeak" smartwatch mean? I just hope it isn't implying a "Halfbaked" smartwatch! Just saying.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7428; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The picture you showed has a much older build of Android 5.1.1 lollipop. All Android Wear devices were updated to 6.0.1 in February of 2016. So clearly these are really old pictures. Plus wasn't under armour bought out by a company in March of this year. Alan F. you are loosing it.

4. Alan01

Posts: 623; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I think you are pointing the wrong way. From the story: "The images of the watch don't include a date, so we have no way of knowing if these photos show a prototype that has been scratched..." Regards, Alan F.

3. JASPE

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2016

IT LOOKS LIKE AN OLD CHINESE WATCH I DONT KNOW IF IT IS ME BUT THE WRIST RUBBER BAND SEEMS TO BE BITEN OF

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Excited until i saw the under armor branding....dissapointed.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What's wrong with Under Armour?

6. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

There is yet to be a killer Android wear smart watch, Moto had something with the 360 servers but they seem to have given up for the time being. Hopefully they come out with a bang next year and deliver a killer 3rd generation 360.

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