Since months HTC has been teasing us with promises about launching their own smartwatch, but so far the only thing we’ve got are numerous rumors and speculations. Some time ago, we got a hearsay saying that the first HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch will be round in its shape, just like the Motorola’s Moto 360. Nothing more erroneous! The recent leaks report that the device will have a square design.
First HTC’s Android Wear Smartwatch
Yesterday, @evleaks posted an artistic rendition of the alleged HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch showing a square display. So, all those who believed that the device will be rounded may feel a little bit disappointed, since we will probably get nothing new in terms of design than just another alternative version of the LG’s G Watch or Samsung’s Live Gear.
The source of the leak ensures that though the UI skin is just a fake placeholder (the device is said to run the well-known Google Wear UI), the hardware is a genuine reproduction of the actual product. The thing that seems to be revolutionary in this type of devices is the alleged HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch’s wristband, which appears to be made of metal.
Don’t you think that, in comparison to other available on the market smartwatches equipped with plastic or rubber band, this steel looking wristband gives the watch more business class look? But, don’t worry if you don’t like the metal wristband, you can replace it with any other suitable 22 mm band. Luckily, the manufacturer gives the opportunity to adapt the smartwatch to your tastes.
As for now, we can only speak of the smartwatch’s design, since two essential facts are still a great mystery for us: what specs is the device likely to have? And when will it hit shelves of retailers? But, there’s a rumor on the street saying that HTC announced launching few wearable products before the end of 2014, will the HTC Android Wear smartwatch be one of them? The only thing that can be speculated along with the smartwatch’s design is its price, which we expect to be something around $200, since this is exactly what we have currently to pay for smartwatches.
The time will show if the artistic rendition is a reliable source of information or just another untrue rumor. But, as long as we don’t have any exact official HTC’s announcement concerning their first Android Wear smartwatch, we should take the leak with a pinch of salt. Be sure that if anything new will be known on this topic, we will let you know.