The HTC Re Grip is the company’s first wearable: a smart band aimed at runners and gym-goers. The result: The HTC Re Grip, a smart band aimed at runners and gym-goers.
The band is one part fitness tracker, one part GPS band and one part smartwatch. It resembles a Nike+ FuelBand, with a similar low-res display built into the band. But the Grip is larger, more ruggedized and actually more comfortable.
I only wore the Re Grip for a few minutes, and not continuously as I exercised (as it’s intended), but I preferred it to the FuelBand’s more rigid exterior, and was able to type while wearing the HTC wearable with no problems.
Of course, any tracking wearable needs an accompanying app, and HTC decided not to start from scratch and instead partnered with Under Armour to take advantage of its platform, a partnership announced back in January. The UA Record app is on iOS, Android and the web, although it isn’t integrated with Apple Health or Google Fit… at least not yet. HTC targets fitness fanatics with its first wearable, the HTC Re Grip