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The Omate TrueSmart is the Smartwatch You’ve Been Waiting For

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The Omate TrueSmart is the Smartwatch You’ve Been Waiting For

With so many smart watches on the market it can be difficult to make sense of the different options, features, and price tags, but it seems that most of them have their flaws. Whether they’re nothing more than an overhyped Bluetooth accessory that gives you access to your smartphone, they’re clunky, slow, or even have too many flaws, most Smartwatches just aren’t worth the money. However, the new Omate Smartwach looks like it could be changing all of that.

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What is the Omate?

The Omate is a stand alone smart watch, meaning that it can act as a mobile device without ever being connected to your phone. You can take calls, send emails, check your social, and more, all right from the 3G capable watch. You can also connect to your actual smartphone to get as many updates as you want. Because the Omate runs on a modified version of Android 4.2, it’s fully app capable, and has plenty of features. In fact, it is essentially the world’s smallest working smartphone, that you wear on your wrist.

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The Omate TrueSmart is water resistant, dust proof, and accepts voice commands to take calls, open messages, and write. The screen is made of Sapphire Crystal glass which was added on as an extra when the watch hit a 700,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. It features a 1.3Ghz dual core processor, and can access most of the apps in the Google Play store.

You can also connect it to your smartphone to use it as a companion device rather than a standalone smartphone, or vice versa. The Omate features a micro-sim slot where you can insert your phones actual Sim in order to access your phone plan including 3G, calling, and texting.

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  • Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen

  • Connectivity capabilities:
    + 2G Quad Band: 900/1800/ 850/1900 GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    + 3G Mono band: 2 versions:
    2100 (Europe) or 1900 (US)
    UMTS, HSDPA,HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
    + WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    + Bluetooth 4.0

  • GPS

  • 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 (Accelerometer), E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67

  • Vibration alert

  • Full set of pre-qualified Android applications

  • Over-the-Air (OTA) system firmware update

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The exterior of the watch is made of water resistant rubber, with a water proof interior, meaning that you can take your watch for a normal swim or shower. While you can’t dive with it, or leave the watch submerged for hours, you won’t have to worry about taking it off for washing your hands, a quick dip in the pool, or anything else you want to do around water.

Why Would You want It?

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The Omate is essentially a miniature phone. Rather than designing it solely to be paired with a smartphone, the Omate works autonomously, meaning that you can use it instead of a phone. While not everyone will want to downsize their screen so much, very active persons, those who forget their phone, and anyone who prefers convenience over size can definitely benefit from this kind of watch.

What are the downsides? The Omate actually does look a little clunky, but not more so than most of the smartwatches out there. We’ve still got our eye on Nissan for having the best in design, but Omate looks like it could have one of the best Smartwatches on the market. For $199 (plus $15 for shipping outside of the U.S.) you get a smart watch that is also a phone that you can use however you like.