It looks like the folks behind the Omate TrueSmart watch have once again returned with details of upgraded specs. The Omate team has been rather good in terms of providing status updates to the Kickstarter backers and this latest update follows right along with the earlier update regarding 1GB of RAM. Moving forward, those choosing to back the TrueSmart on Kickstarter will be able to get the watch with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
For those not as familiar with this smartwatch, the TrueSmart was originally announced with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The watch also has a microSD card slot for additional storage. But despite the memory card slot being included — it seems many still wanted the option for more internal storage space. With that in mind, the Omate team listened and are now offering that option.
The TrueSmart with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage is arriving as a new pledge level. This one will sit at $249 and can be grabbed by new backers as well as existing backers. New backers can simply visit the Kickstarter page and choose this pledge level. Those who have already backed the project will need to switch things up. That can be done by heading back to the Kickstarter page and looking for the blue “Manage Your Pledge” button. From here you simply pick the new pledge level.
Having said that, this does bring a slightly interesting dilemma for those who may have already backed the project. To begin with, those who got in early managed to secure a slot for $179 or $189. But more to this is when the watch will ship. Those early levels have an estimated shipping date of November. This new 1GB RAM/8GB storage option is not expected to ship until December.
Bottom line here, Omate has made things a bit more interesting with this bump in specs. Otherwise, some of the other updates coming from the Omate team included confirmation that all watches would be shipping with Sapphire Glass and that they would all have access to the Google Play Store. Plus, Omate recently offered a first-look at the user interface in action.