HTC and Under Armour have partnered together to develop HTC’s maiden fitness tracker, the HTC Grip. Not new to wearable fitness tech scene, Under Armour rolled out the Amour A39 Module and Chest strap last year and subsequently bought over MapmyFitness, MyFitnessPal and more recently, Endomondo.
The contoured and waterproof HTC Grip comes with a curved PMOLED display that makes it easy to read time, distance and notifications on the move.
List of features:
- Tracks variety of workouts such as running and cycling
- IP57 certified; waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes
- 100mAh battery lasts up to five hours when the integrated GPS is turned on and up to 2.5 days for daily activity tracking
- Connects to external heart rate monitors, including the Under Armour A39
- Auto sleep detection
- Smartphone notifications
- Allows control of music playlist from HTC Grip
- Compatible with both iOS and Android
- Navigation by swiping on the display
The HTC Grip will be powered by UA Record, the new health and fitness network from Under Armour designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The UA Record app allows users to follow Under Armour athletes and sync data from various brands of trackers like Fitbit, Withings, Misfit and Jawbone just to name a few.
This is not the final version so we can expect product improvements and even appearance changes as the product availability date draws near.
The HTC Grip will be available in Deep Teal/Lime and 3 different sizes at select retailers in North America, beginning this Spring. The recommended retail price is $199.