HTC’s first smartwatch to be unveiled at MWC

Saqib Shah
February 20, 2014

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.

Source: VentureBeat

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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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