New photos reveal HTC’s Under Armour smartwatch
After years of speculation, rumors and leaks, the HTC smartwatch may finally be right around the corner. Eight new images of HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch have surfaced, revealing that the device has the same design that we saw with the HTC Halfbeak leak in October of 2016.
The smartwatch in question features a black and red finish with Under Armour branding on the back side. Based on the images, we know that HTC’s smartwatch will have a round display (thank God there’s no flat tire in sight), a heart rate sensor, pogo pins for charging, two physical buttons on the right side of the watch face and a removable band.
While the images of the smartwatch aren’t the best, they do give the impression that the UA-branded smartwatch will be marketed more as a fitness accessory than a fashion accessory. This means that it’ll likely include GPS chip for those interested in keeping track of their workouts.
While Android Wear 2.0 hasn’t officially been released, we are a bit surprised that the HTC smartwatch is still running on Android Wear 1.0. Developer builds of Android Wear 2.0 have been making the rounds for the past few months and a few Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches were shown off by other manufacturers at CES earlier this month.
Hopefully, HTC will have Android Wear 2.0 ready to go if it plans on showing off its new smartwatch at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.