Alongside its One M9 flagship smartphone, HTC today revealed two new wearable devices.
First up is the HTC Grip, a device made in partnership with Under Armour. The Grip has a curved 1.8-inch PMOLED display that can show notifications from your Android or iOS smartphone, and of course, it’ll track your activities like running and cycling. With the HTC Grip, you’ll be able to sync your data with Under Armour Record platform, and the software will provide you with recommendations on your workouts, injury prevention, and your nutrition.
Since it’s a fitness device, it should come as no surprise that the HTC Grip is waterproof. The device can withstand being submerged into 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Its 100mAh battery will last up to 5 hours with its GPS on, or up to 2.5 days with “everyday usage.”
The HTC Grip will begin rolling out to retailers in spring 2015 with a price of $199.99. It will support Android 4.3 and up as well as iOS 7 and higher.
In addition to its Grip wristwear, HTC today revealed the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. The device is being created in partnership with Valve, the gaming company behind Half-Life, Portal, and the Steam gaming service. The HTC Vive features 360 degree room tracking, hand movement tracking, and wireless controllers, which ought to help make for a more immersive VR experience.
HTC says that a developer edition of the Vive will be available in the spring, with a consumer edition coming later in 2015.