HTC One Wear Smartwatch to Arrive in February 2016
Although HTC was named a partner of Android Wear since its launch in 2014, the troubled Taiwanese manufacturer is yet to release any wearables. But with rumours of the arrival of HTC’s first smartwatch under the One brand (aka HTC One Wear), things might change in 2016.
Rumours of the HTC One Watch came from a reliable leaker, Evan Blass (@evleaks), who posted on Twitter that HTC One fans would soon have their very own One watch come February. Posted on 3rd December, this is the first piece of news about the HTC One Wear Watch since September, giving fans some hope that the brand has not abandoned the project.
About the HTC One Wear Smartwatch
The September leak from Phandroid claimed that the codename for the One Watch was “halfbreak” – a fish-related name that is similar to the codenames assigned to previous Android Wear watches. The report also mentioned that the One Watch would feature a circular display and 360 X 360 pixel resolution.
No additional information was provided, but an earlier article published by CNET one year ago, on September 2014, claiming that the smartwatch would be released in early 2015, had revealed a few specs. Actually, the HTC chairwoman (currently CEO) had confirmed with CNET that the watch would be available before Christmas 2014, which did not happen.
In that report, it was claimed that the One Watch would connect to smartphones via Bluetooth; that the brand would focus on battery efficiency; and that the smartwatch would feature the best design on the market. Perhaps the device that Wang was referring to last year is the same one rumoured to be released in February net year.
Originally one of the top Android manufacturers, HTC has fallen down the food chain and now controls a minute fraction of overall sales. The company has downsized considerably in recent months to stay in business, which could explain the delays in releasing HTC’s first smartwatch – the One Wear Watch.