The HTC Grip is a new fitness band with GPS that connects to Android devices like the new HTC One M9 and to the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and other iOS devices.
HTC announced the HTC Grip at MWC 2015 in Barcelona n partnership with Under Armour. The fitness band can connect to your device, but even when you are not connected it can use GPS to track your workouts.
This is clearly a fitness band, and not a full on watch competitor, but with GPS included and iPhone support it could be a major competitor for the Apple Watch Sport.
The HTC Grip includes five sensors including GPS that will help you track your workout locations without carrying your iPhone or Android device. Inside the HTC Grip there are other sensors including a G sensor, Gyro and compass.
Although the details are sparse, we do know that the HTC Grip will connect to the UA Record app and UA Record Health and Fitness network. You can see more about what the Under Armour Record app and social network can deliver to users.
While you are working out, the HTC Grip can track walking, running, cycling, gym workouts and other activities so that you have a full picture of your workout.
The HTC Grip allows users to connect with trainers, nutritionists and coaches to get in shape, get healthy and build a better you. You can add up to 20 friends to your HTC Grip and UA Record network so that you can stay motivated with the help of friends and family.
You can count on a HTC Grip release date this spring where you will see the fitness tracker in sports and fitness stores. The HTC Grip price is $199, which is in line with many smart bands. No further details are available at this time. This puts it on shelves near the Apple Watch release date.