HTC wearable tipped for CES unveiling

HTC is set to enter the wearable race next month, although the Taiwanese manufacturer will overlook the blossoming smartwatch space, latest reports have suggested.

Despite the likes of the Apple Watch and the Moto 360 currently grabbing many of the wearable-based headlines, it has been suggested the HTC One M8 maker will shun a traditional smartwatch offering in favour of an innovative, new wrist-based gadget.

According to VentureBeat, an unnamed company spokesperson has revealed the mysterious wearable will enter the realms of reality during CES 2015.

The Las Vegas-based trade show is set to run between January 3 and January 9 and will see all manner of new gadgets and wearables introduced.

Despite a CES unveiling being tipped for the HTC wearable, the company is not expected to make the device available to consumers until later in Q1.

Although failing to offer precise details on the device, the HTC insider reportedly stated “the new wearable will be very different from anything currently on the market.

While HTC has previously announced its smartwatch-based plans, the company recently revealed its wearable plans had been delayed.

Speaking back in October HTC America’s Jason Mackenzie said: “We had originally planned to have a wearable launch in this time frame.”

He added: “It ended up just not being ready.”

Hinting at the company’s new wearable direction, Drew Bamford, Head of the HTC Creative Labs team recently stated: “We’ve seen a lot of general purpose wearables come to market.

“There’s not a strong reason to wear one every day.

“When we come to market with our product, we want to make sure the product has a strong point of view and there is a really compelling reason to strap it on your wrist.”

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