It seems that every mobile company under the moon is either currently selling a smartwatch, launching one soon or rumored to have one in the works. That includes HTC, whose chairwoman teased earlier this year that her company had an Android-powered wearable in the works. Today a rumor regarding that device has leaked, hinting at what may be one of its most noteworthy features.
TKTechNews claims to have gotten a demo of an HTC smartwatch known as the “One Wear” during a recent visit to Taiwan. The device is said to have a round face like the Moto 360 and will reportedly be available in both polycarbonate and metal versions. The site claims that HTC is currently targeting its One Wear device for a late August or early September debut.
Previous reports have claimed that HTC’s smartwatch will include a camera and will debut in the latter portion of 2014. Additionally, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang recently teased that HTC wanted to solve smartwatch issues related to batteries and LCDs before it released its own wearable, and apparently it has indeed cracked those problems.
While all of this information is still up in the air, the thought of a metal-clad HTC smartwatch with a round face is pretty enticing. HTC is known for crafting some great-looking smartphone hardware, and I’m definitely interested in seeing its take on a smartwatch, especially if it does indeed feature a round face like the Moto 360.
What do you make of these HTC smartwatch rumors? Does this sound like the smartwatch of your dreams?