HTC is reportedly gearing up to launch its first ever smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next week.
The device will be based on Qualcomm’s toq watch and will use one of Qualcomm’s Mirasol displays, which allows it to be visible in bright sunlight and save battery life.
Perhaps even more interesting is the news that HTC is also working on a smartwatch powered by Google Now, Google’s predictive computing technology.
If it is utlised correctly, Google’s tech could allow the smartwatch to alert you of upcoming appointments, transit delays, and more, instead of just acting as a way to get basic notifications from your phone, like most other smartwatches.
In other HTC news, Bloomberg is reporting that the company is also working on a smart wristband that can be used to play music and track your activity – think of it like a media-powered Nike FuelBand or Jawbone Up.