Omate Truesmart has hit its crowdfunding target on Kickstarter to develop and produce a smartwatch that is a standalone device and can work independently from your smartphone or act as a companion. They have raised over $100,000 in Kickstarter funds and are moving forward with production.
Why I’m Curious:
The Omate TrueSmart’s features are truly impressive. Not only does it act as a phone and will run your Android apps smoothly it also has a five megapixel camera and is water resistant. Some other functions include, voice call, text messaging, tracking, GPS, gesture control, and is event connected to 2G/3G data. This smartwatch is ready for production and with Omate reaching their Kickstarter goal they can push it into full gear.
The market for smartwatches is becoming very competitive. There are already designs for Pebble and the Samsung smartwatch out and Hyetis is planning on developing a luxury smartwatch that has a 41 megapixel camera. Although, name brands like Samsung and Google are pushing forward with plans Omate seems to be the company to set the standards high. The fact that the TrueSmart will be water resistant is a huge factor in the game. Even the Nike Fit Band cannot track swimming laps because it is not waterproof. But I think the most impressive thing about the TrueSmart is its capabilities to standalone and omit Bluetooth capabilities.
The retail price for the device is looking to be $299 and will hopefully be out in October for customers. I wonder if it will be all the rage like Google Glass considering it is much less invasive and a multifunctional wearable technology. And with a price like $299, I am going to put my order in now.