Omate TrueSmart Watch works without a smartphone

Omate TrueSmart watch

Omate TrueSmart watch

It’s not just the big tech companies who are racing to dominate the smartwatch market. New York-based Omate has launched its TrueSmart watch on Kickstarter in hopes backers would fund its $100,000 in 30 days. As of this posting, it looks like the company does not need to worry as it reaches $91,000 on its first day. Backers may have been drawn to Omate TrueSmart watch’s main feature: enabling wearers to use the smartwatch just like a smartphone.

The Omate TrueSmart does not need a smartphone to work. It lets you make calls, send text messages, post on your social networks, and check on your fitness tracker. The company even suggests you could even pair it with Google Glass. If you insist, you can still connect it with a smartphone and push notifications to the smartwatch.

Omate TrueSmart watch

Other hardware specs include a 1.54-inch color display with 240 x 240 resolution, a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of memory (expandable to 32GB via microSD), a microSIM card slot, 3G connectivity, 600mAh battery, and IP67-rated water-resistant design. The Omate TrueSmart watch is only available in black.

Omate hopes developers would tailor their apps for its Android-powered smartwatch, as well as create new apps specifically for TrueSmart. It runs on a customized Android 4.2.2 OS, which is rootable for those interested.

You can have your very own Omate TrueSmart watch for at least $179, that is if the campaign is able to reach its funding goal (which is very likely to happen). The goods are expected to ship in October or November.

Source: Engadget

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