HTC cancels plans to release HTC Grip…at least for now

HTC Grip

A few months ago, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HTC announced the HTC Grip, an activity tracker that really wasn’t so revolutionary after all, with a similar look and feel to many other fitness bands already on the market.

The Grip was originally going to be launched this spring, but that has obviously come and gone, given the fact that we are currently in the middle of July. As it turns out, according to Engadget, the Taiwanese manufacturer has scrapped its current release plans all together: “[HTC has] decided to align Grip with the entire product portfolio for health and fitness launching later this year” after “extensive wear testing and user feedback.”

So that doesn’t mean the Grip is gone for good – it just means it will probably be redesigned and re-imagined, and a better version may be on the way soon. In the meantime, go back to using your Fitbits.

[Engadget]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.