Omate has launched their very own smart watch campaign on Kickstarter. Up for crowdfunding is the OmateTrueSmart, the world's first IP67 rated water-resistant smart watch that runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and doesn't require to be paired with a Smartphone to work. True, Omate's new gadget packs dual-core ARM Cortex A7 CPUs clocked at 1.3 GHz, a built-in 5 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and snapshots, 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded using the micro SD slot, a 1.54-inch 240 x 240 color display and a SIM card slot that supports 3G network connectivity (even your watch will give you Facebook updates). All this for a cool $179, but that price is valid only for Kickstarter backers.
Those who want to help fund this project should can head over to the project's official Kickstarter page by following the source link posted below.
Omate TrueSmart - The World's First IP67 Water-resistant Standalone Smartwatch
Smartwatch 2.0: Omate TrueSmart combines smartphone capabilities along with wireless connectivity, location based services and features a camera on your wrist all in a premium build quality, world's first in a new generation of truly smartwatches.
Multi-Function: Multi-functional phone and notification device based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with app interface all in a sleek IP67 water-resistant smartwatch design. Features include: watch, phone, camera, GPS, notifications, Android apps, LBS tracker, monitoring and more.
Wearable Technology: Omate TrueSmart can be connected to Google Glass and other smart wearable devices functioning as a smart wearable phone, without the need of your smartphone.
Standalone and companion: Omate TrueSmart can make phone calls, messaging, connect to internet and social media independently as a standalone smartphone. Omate TrueSmart can aslo be connected to all your smartphones via WiFi or Bluetooth functioning as a smart wearable device companion to your smartphone.
Dual core processor: Omate TrueSmart is powered by a 1.3GHz dual core processor ensuring all your apps will run smoothly and developers can create new apps and uses beyond imagination using Omate full suite of sensors independently or in a ecosystem with other wearables and smartphones .
IP67 Water-resistant: Being a wearable technology, water-resistant and dustproof ensures your Omate TrueSmart follows you wherever you go, even to places you wouldn't have thought of bringing your smartphone.
Affirming Omate leadership in smartwatch and wearable computing technology segment.
21 August 2013, New York - Omate today announces the Omate TrueSmart, World's First IP67 Water-resistant Standalone Smartwatch.
Omate TrueSmart is now unveiled on the number one crowd funding website Kickstarter so everyone worldwide can start backing Omate TrueSmart now, be the very first in the world to get this world's first connected lifestyle innovation: http://www.omate.com/kickstarter
"For more than a year, we have built a team with a broad range of expertise from Design to Engineering to create what we consider the most advanced smart wearable lifestyle product, setting new standards in the wearable computing field. For funding the production as well as fortifying the apps development, we have chosen to appeal to supporters via the world's best crowd funding platform. The reason being we truly believe that innovation of connected lifestyle products developed and funded by supporters, for the supporters is the best way." says Laurent Le Pen, CEO Omate "We have scheduled two production runs in October and November, appealing to supporters worldwide to support us, so we can give everyone an early Christmas present."
More than a watch, more than just a Bluetooth accessory, Omate TrueSmart is a genuine standalone smartwatch that can also work independently from your smartphone, as well as a companion to your phone.
The Omate TrueSmart packs a 2G/3G phone/modem through a micro SIM card as well as wireless connectivity and expandable memory up to 32GB.
Omate TrueSmart is running Omate UI launcher on top of Google Android 4.2 along with a wide range of features and qualified Android apps.
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
-- 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 / 480p @ 30fps video recording
Memory: 512MB + 4GB + (optional 8/16/32GB)
Micro SIM card
600 mAh battery: up to 100 hours standby time
Audio Speaker & Microphone
Messaging Hub: SMS/MMS/Email/SNS
G-sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67
Voice Control / Gesture Control / LBS
Full set of pre-qualified Android applications
The Omate TrueSmart will be shipped in October and November to supporters who pledge to support Omate TrueSmart with US$179 or more via the Kickstarter crowd funding campaign.