HTC’s Halfbeak Android Wear smartwatch is still alive, poses for the camera



It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything in regards to the rumored HTC Halfbeak, but it looks like HTC may finally be close to unveiling its first Android Wear smartwatch. Leaked images of the smartwatch have surfaced, confirming previous rumors that the device would feature a circular display. Anyone who’s not a fan of the “flat tire” display that’s used on the Moto 360 will be pleased to learn that the HTC Halfbeak’s display has pixels all the way around.

The images also reveal two physical buttons on the side of the smartwatch, a rubber strap (which appears to be torn), a heart rate sensor, pogo charging pins and the Under Armour logo on the front and back. We would have liked to see HTC build and sell an Android Wear smartwatch under its own brand, but building a fitness-focused smartwatch that will be marketed and sold by Under Armour may actually a good move for HTC. A “UA Watch” would likely be sold at athletic and general electronics retailers, giving the smartwatch more exposure than if HTC decided to sell it on its own.


While seeing photos of the HTC Halfbeak is nice, we still don’t know any of its technical specifications. HTC’s smartwatch is expected to have a 360×360-pixel display, but there’s no indication as to which processing HTC will be using to power it, what level of water resistance it will have, how much internal storage will be included or if it will sport LTE connectivity.

Do you think a UA-branded smartwatch from HTC would have what it takes to compete in the smartwatch space?

[Weibo, Techtastic]

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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