For those patiently waiting for the release of the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch the good news is that it is about to be released soon. The device has recently been submitted and already gained certification over at the FCC. While no specific release date has been announced yet this is welcome news as this device was expected to be released late last year unfortunately some delays prevented this from happening.
Nick Yap, head of the Omate Media Team explained that “The reason for the delayed shipment are unexpected issues with the new design and new improvements. So each time after a production batch has been scheduled, we discover some flaws that need to be improved. Actually in my many years of experience in product development, that’s quite common. The difference being that now with Kickstarter, this process is open with users waiting for the units. While in a traditional development process, the product only hits the retail shelves after several round of such improvements which are behind the scenes and not in the public eye.”
Omate TrueSmart became a successful Kickstarter campaign after raising more than $1 million of its intended goal of only $100,000. What makes this stand out from other smartwatch models available in the market is that it is a true stand alone device. This means that it can work even without a smartphone. Consumers will be able to make and receive calls or text messages with it.
- 1.3 GHz MediaTek Dual Core Cortex A7
- Omate UI 1.0 / Android 4.2.2
- 1.54’’ TFT by LG display (240 x 240)
- Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen
- 2G Quad Band: 2100 (Europe) or 1900 (US)
- UMTS, HSDPA,HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
- WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3MP camera
- Audio Speaker & Microphone
- Memory: 1GB RAM + 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
Those who supported the Kickstarter campaign could reserve the device for only $179.
The FCC listing also shows a couple of external and internal photos of the smartwatch aside from the usual test results.