We’ve previously seen many impressive smartwatches—some have come into existence by crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, while other smartwatches are released by tech giants like Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758). As we know, Samsung has recently unveiled Galaxy Gear, which comes with a 1.63-inch OLED display, and runs on Android OS.
Omate TrueSmart is yet another smartwatch that’s (right now) fully funded by Kickstarter, and as per the founders, “It’s a truly standalone water-resistant smartwatch.” It comes with 3G, voice and gestures, but when we look at its internal specs, that’s when it truly impresses us.
This smartwatch is powered by a 1.3GHz dual core processor, which aims to run all apps smoothly. The focus is that this smartwatch wants to run independently, and don’t want to depend much on smartphones, unlike Pebble and other smartwatches that we’ve seen in the past.
Omate TrueSmart Technical specs:
- Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.3GHz
- Android 4.2.2
- 1.54’’ TFT (240 x 240)
- Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen
- WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Embedded 5MP camera
- Audio Speaker & Microphone
- Memory: 512MB + 4GB + (expandable by microSD 8/16/32GB)
- Micro SIM card
- 600 mAh battery: up to 100 hours standby time
- Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67
As per the image above, it is evident that this smartwatch is more powerful than some Android smartphones. With its MicroSIM card, you can also make phone calls, and pair it with Google Glass. The MicroSD card slot means that you can always add more storage to your smartwatch. TrueSmart is also IP67 water resistant which means it will be able to handle showers, swimming, rain, and more.
Imagine Google Glass with Omate TrueSmart’s complete phone & 2G/3G data connectivity abilities, you would be able to go 100% wearable. Omate TrueSmart functions as the world’s smallest wearable smartphone, a perfect companion for all your smart wearables.
Omate TrueSmart is not just a watch, but it is also a phone, camera, GPS, LBS tracker, SOS device, and is able to present notifications and run Android apps, and still does much more. Overall, it is impressive, but somehow I didn’t like it much design-wise (though that’s a personal comment, of course).
Right now, this smartwatch has passed more than 4000 backers, and has been funded by a whopping $1 million, surpassing the initial $100,000 goal. The smartwatch will be sent to backers as soon as October for the developer edition, while it will be shipped to others from November of this year.