#AndroidWear smartwatches are available in abundance today. But Omate has taken a slightly different direction with its Rise smartwatch. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, this is perhaps one of the first smartwatches since Android Wear’s release to feature a full version of Android in the compact form factor.
As for the feature set, Omate has covered all its bases and the smartwatch comes with 1 ATM water resistance, which makes it the first smartwatch to have the feature on board. Other features include 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, something that’s also found on most Android Wear smartwatches. It’s running a dual core 1.2 GHz processor underneath, so you should expect decent performance from the wearable.
The highlight feature however is that the wearable can function without a smartphone, thanks to the onboard SIM card support (3G only). It also has WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS on board, so Omate has made sure that all the connectivity options are present with the wearable.
As for the pricing, the Omate Rise will cost $349 at launch. But if you back the project early, you can have it for as little as $199. These models will also come with a free Bluetooth heart-rate monitor. It’s currently a crowd funded project, so your support is quite crucial for the wearable to hit the markets. So make sure you head over to Omate’s official page below to register interest in this new smartwatch.
Via: Android Central