HTC’s First Smartwatch Is Coming next Month

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 3 May 2016

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According to notorious leaker @evleaks, HTC will be launching its much anticipated Android Wear-running smartwatch on the week beginning June 6, 2016.

HTC was earlier rumored to launch its smartwatch sometime in March, with the wearable going on sale sometime in April but things did not go as planned. The company has in fact being rumored to launch a smartwatch as far as back 2014.

Nonetheless, it looks like HTC is finally ready to unveil its first Android Wear smartwatch. HTC is the only major smartphone OEM that has not yet released a smartwatch running Android Wear. LG, Samsung and Motorola have released quite a few smartwatches over the last couple of years, with the the Taiwanese smartphone struggling to release even one since the last two years.

HTC did partner with Under Armour to release its first set of wearables but even that plan was delayed, with the first wearable — the Grip — actually being cancelled. Finally, at the beginning of this year, HTC unveiled the UA HealthBox, which consisted of UA Band, UA scale and UA Heart Rate.

HTC products have always been known for their design and user experience, so it will be interesting to see how the company’s first Android Wear running smartwatch delivers on that front. The smartwatch market has not exactly taken off, with smartwatches acting more of an accessory to a smartphone rather than complementing it.