Omate TrueSmart is a $199 smartwatch that works without a smartphone
The Omate TrueSmart is yet another smartwatch that is taking the world by storm. This smartwatch has garnered over $340,000 in funding on its Kickstarter campaign in just 5 days. In fact, it had hit its $100,000 campaign goal within 24 hours of its launch. Now, the smartwatch is well on its way to hit its $500,000 stretch goal which will see the TrueSmart come with scratch-resistant Sapphire glass.
Unlike other smartwatches of the past, this new breed of smartwatches, TrueSmart included, are not only companions to your smartphone, but are now able to make phone calls right on your smartwatch.
The smartwatch holds a 1.3 Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor along with a 1.54 inch, (240 x 240 pixel) TFT display. It contains WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA, and GPS antennas for its wireless connections. It also features a 5 megapixel camera, speakers, a microphone, compass, gyrosope and accelerometers.
The battery is rather small, 600mAh, and should give about 100 hours of standby time. It is likely that you will be charging your smartwatch at least twice or more within a week. Lastly, it runs a custom version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Omate is proud to state that the TrueSmart is IP67 water-resistant, which means that your smartwatch is protected from dust and against the effects of immersion in water to depths between 15 cm and 1 meter. This means that while you cannot go scuba diving with it, you can take its swimming with you.
You can make calls and receive texts right on your TrueSmart or you can also pair it with your smartphone and display your smartphones’s notifications on your smartwatch. The mic also allows you to use voice commands on the smartwatch for search.
Omate hopes to start shipping units to their backers by November this year. Early backers got their TrueSmart watches at $179 but you can still get one at $199 now.