HTC has been rumoured to be working on its first smartwatch since early last year. The wait for the smartwatch may finally end early next year, if prolific tipster @evleaks is to be believed.
Evan Blass aka @evleaks has in a tweet tipped that HTC will release its first smartwatch under the One moniker in February 2016. “HTC fans, you’ll finally have One watch to call your own come February,” Blass wrote in a tweet. Unfortunately, details about the first HTC smartwatch are limited as of now.
It’s worth noting that Evleaks’ claim corroborates with an earlier statement made by HTC where it hinted it might launch more than one wearable device in early 2016. The official statement from HTC was made while answering when HTC Grip smart band will be back. The company referred that the launch early next year will see an “ecosystem of products”.
The Taiwanese company at MWC this year had suggested that it was working on a smartwatch and has been “very careful” about its development. Speaking at MWC, HTC CEO Peter Chou had said, “We try to be very careful instead of just putting out whatever, so we keep working on it.” But he didn’t shed any details about the HTC smartwatch. Multiple HTC executives had told Gadgets 360 at the same event that the company has had a smartwatch ready for ‘several years’ but it does not feel the product is ready to be released to the public.
An earlier report suggested that HTC was investigating the possibility of wearable devices for a few years now, but had only managed to solve the problems with batteries and ‘LCD lights’.