A HTC Vive fitness tracker (not a smartwatch) could be on the way

A VR-friendly wearable sounds very interesting...
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Well this is a turn up for the books. With all of the recent talk of HTC seemingly prepping its first Android Wear watch, it sounds like the Taiwanese company could actually be working on a Vive-branded fitness tracker.

This speculation comes courtesy of The Leaker who spotted that a device with the model number 2PYV100 recently passed through the FCC. While details about the device are scarce, it has been listed as a 'tracker'.

Read this: HTC's Tracker turns anything into a VR controller

There's also clear Vive branding while an additional image shows off a circular-looking device that could be the back of the HTC Halfbeak smartwatch that surfaced last week. Interestingly though, the formation of what appears to be multiple sensors look very different to the ones we've seen crop up in those pictures.

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So is this the same device we've been reading about the past few months or is it something entirely different? It's hard to say, but the Vive branding has certainly thrown us a bit of curve ball. This is not something we've seen in previous leaks and could suggest that HTC is hoping its first wearable will do much more than what your standard Android Wear smartwatch or fitness tracker can do.

HTC has been busy working on add-ons for its virtual reality headset having unveiled its Vive Tracker earlier this month, a 10cm wide accessory that can be attached to any object and will turn it into a VR controller compatible with the Vive's tracking tech. Maybe this could be another accessory addition for its VR setup.

We are speculating of course, but we're intrigued to see what HTC has in store when it decides to officially let the cat out of the bag and tell exactly what it's been up to.

Source: The Leaker

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Michael Sawh

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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