The HTC's health and fitness app Fun Fit was launched on Friday and is compatible with devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher.
The introductory version 1.0.0 of the Fun Fit app can count steps, distance, calories burned and more "no matter where you put your mobile phone, such as your pocket, arm belt, or bag."
HTC says that the Fun Fit app can connect users to their Facebook friends, where they can choose an avatar to compete among themselves. The app can keep records of users' daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly data in the form of charts. With personalised settings, user can also set daily goals.
"All you need to do is to log in to Strolling, and it will track your daily activities until you log out from this application," says Fun Fit app listing page on Google Play.
The Fun Fit app by HTC Research at present is an app that's independent of the HTC Grip smartband, and it is possible that HTC might make it the official app for the fitness band. At MWC 2015, HTC unveiled its first fitness tracker, the HTC Grip, powered by UA Record. The HTC Grip will be available in Deep Teal/ Lime colours at select retailers in North America beginning Spring 2015. HTC says it will be available for the rest of the world at a later date.
At CES 2015, HTC had announced its partnership with fitness firm Under Armour, the maker of the UA Record fitness tracking app. The firm had said it would be designing a series of products to work that will work seamlessly with the UA Record apps and website.