HTC’s first wearable could accompany the One M9 to market

The One M9 could be a big upgrade over the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

March will be an expensive month for HTC fans. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

If you’re an HTC fan, the upcoming One M9 may not be the only gadget you’ll want to splash the cash on in the coming months. According to sources familiar with the Taiwanese company’s plans, its first fitness-focused wearable will be unveiled alongside the One M9 at an event scheduled for March 1.

HTC’s focus on great design has left out mouths watering for its first wearable. But we’re almost certain at this point that it won’t be a high-end, Moto 360-style smartwatch, but rather a robust fitness band that will hope to take on devices like the Fitbit and the Samsung Gear Fit.

HTC announced earlier this month that it has teamed up with Under Armour to develop a series of fitness trackers that will sync with the company’s UA Record platform. According to sources for Bloomberg, the wearable that will be announced on March 1 alongside the One M9 will be the first of those.

As for the One M9 itself, the sources say it will have a much-improved rear-facing camera with 20-megapixel sensor, plus a trademark UltraPixel camera on its front for selfies — like the Desire Eye. The device is expected to resemble the One M8 in shape and size, but it is said to be powered by a faster Snapdragon 810 processor, and improved BoomSound with Dolby audio.

The One M9 is also likely to launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed, with HTC’s new Sense 7 user interface.

While these specifications cannot be confirmed until HTC’s event, they certainly sound like plausible improvements for the One M9. They also lineup with what other rumors have been promising in recent weeks.