HTC unveils first boxset of fitness trackers at CES
5 January 2016
HTC has announced a new boxset of fitness trackers, including a wristband, chest strap and smart scale that can all monitor your health.
Movement trackers, more commonly known as wearables, have become increasingly popular in recent years, and now, through a partnership with sporting apparel firm Under Armour, the Taiwanese technology company is offering its own take on the subject.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, HTC announced the Healthbox, a pack of three smart fitness items which the company says will enable users to track daily activity, sleep, sport and nutrition.
The pack is made up of a movement tracking wristband, a heart rate monitoring chest strap and a smart, digital scale.
Wolfgang Muller, HTC’s executive director of emerging devices, said the firm wanted to “take a leadership role” in the fitness tracking industry, and that Healthbox’s products would work across HTC devices, Apple’s iOS and Android.
The three devices in the Healthbox line-up will be tethered together by the UA Record app, which will store data from all three devices. The scale can also be programmed to recognise up to eight different users, and has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Movement and fitness tracking wristbands are already extremely popular products thanks to FitBit and other brands, however this is the first trio of devices to be offered as a single package of products.
HTC confirmed that for now, the products would only be available as a single pack, and no UK release date has yet been confirmed.
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