Omate TrueSmart Watch – KickStarter

omate_featHere is an interesting project from KickStarter, the Omate TrueSmart Watch  which claims to be the only smart watch to work independently of your smartphone.

The project is a New York based firm and was hoping to raise the required $100K within 30 days but in fact reached its goal in 13 hours.  It is now 352% funded to a value of $351,832 and still has 25 days to go.  The designers make the claim that it will function with any smartphone, not just Android.

The device runs a version of Android 4.2 and features a Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.3GHz processor and a 5mp camera, full specs below.

  • Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.3GHz
  • Omate UI 1.0 / Android 4.2.2
  • 1.54’’ TFT by LG display (240 x 240)
  • Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Connectivity capabilities:
    + 2G GSM: GPRS class 12 EDGE Multi-Slot Class 12
    + 3G WCDMA: HSPA 7.2Mbps/5.76Mbps
    + WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    + Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • Embedded 5Mpixel 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
  • Messaging Hub: SMS/MMS/Email/SNS
  • G-sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67
  • Vibration alert
  • Full set of pre-qualified Android applications
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) system firmware update



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