Omate X companion smartwatch promises a week per charge

August 20, 2014
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Omate has announced the Omate X on the one-year anniversary of its Kickstarter project for the TrueSmart. The Omate X is a smartphone companion watch that will be the firm's next product. It will connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and offer a premium metal look designed for standard 22mm watchbands. It promises a simple interface and will work with Android and iOS devices. Omate promises the X will have a week of runtime per charge and will be able to show social media updates, messages, reminders, and other notifications. Omate X pre-orders will kick off September 1 until the 30th with the watch priced at $129.

It hasn’t been too long since the Omate TrueSmart watch began shipping to the folks who backed it on Kickstarter. In fact, we unboxed our own TrueSmart that shipped from the Kickstarter campaign back in March. Despite the fact that the watches have only been in the hands of buyers for a few months, it has been a year since the Kickstarter campaign wrapped up funding.

Omate is celebrating that one-year Kickstarter anniversary with a post on Facebook thanking people for supporting the TrueSmart while announcing the Omate X. Along with the thank you for making the watch possible, Omate is also talking about what is in the future for the TrueSmart. Omate is working on setting smartwatch 2.0 and Telecom Wearable standards on the TrueSmart.

The company is also bragging that it had a fully wearable version of Android a year before Google rolled out its own wearable standard. If you are unfamiliar with the TrueSmart, the device is a device able to keep you connected to mobile networks without a smartphone. It’s more like a smartphone on your wrist than a companion watch unlike the new Omate X and other devices on the market today.

SOURCE: Omate Facebook


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  • Evan Platt

    I’d suggest you stay very far away from Omate. I was one of their pre-orders. I made the below comment on their facebook page when they announced their new watch. It was deleted. I thought maybe my comment didn’t save so I posted it again. They then deleted it again, and banned me from posting to their page. This makes it clear they don’t allow anyone saying anything bad about them on their facebook page. Is this a company you want to do business with? Here’s what I posted: Sorry, but with everything I’ve seen others go through, I considered myself extremely lucky, but I won’t give you another chance. People buying the watch and getting a dead unit or dead battery and told “Sorry, we don’t have replacements yet” or “Go find a battery on ebay”. I lost the rubber gasket for the sim door, and you said you don’t have them. I can’t do business with a company that doesn’t even have simple replacement parts available. And then, to add insult to injury, after delaying and delaying and delaying, you start to ship, and then announce a much lighter version is available, but too bad, you don’t get one. And then the Omate app which – I don’t know if I’d describe “working” as something you can call it, because it didn’t work. Seeing the Omate CPU operating well below the stated specs, etc. I ended up selling my Omate. Sorry, but you aren’t going to get me as a repeate customer based on how you treated me as a pre-order customer.

  • evana

    Omate X will be unsupported and out dated.