Over the past two years, we’ve heard several rumors talking about HTC working on their very own smartwatch. Well, the company’s first wearable gadget might be just around the corner, if @evleaks is right.
HTC fans, you'll finally have One watch to call your own come February.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 3, 2015
Evan Blass aka @evleaks, has tweeted that the HTC One watch is coming in February 2016. Since Mobile World Congress 2016 will be held between February 22 and February 25, there is a high probability that HTC’s first smartwatch will be announced then.
Rumors suggest that the HTC One watch would feature a circular display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The upcoming gadget is said to be codenamed Halfbeak. Of course, none of this can be confirmed as of yet.
Android Wear-based smartwatches have been around since mid-2014, with several OEMs adopting the platform and releasing multiple SKUs. The smartwatch landscape has changed quite a bit since them: Samsung recently launched the Gear S2, TAG Heuer launched a $1500 smartwatch, Pebble announced their first round smartwatch called Pebble Time Round, and Motorola’s Moto 360 Sport is coming to the US for $299 on January 7th. A research report released in August this year talks about the falling consumer interest in wearable devices. Despite this, it looks like HTC will make an attempt to woo the market.
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