Omate TrueSmart is the latest smartwatch from an american startup Omate featuring Google’s Android 4.2 OS. The smartwatch trend is gaining momentum since the launch of Pebble earlier this year. The smartwatches launched till now have been mostly Bluetooth companion accessory to smartphones. Unlike other smartwatches, the TrueSmart is a standalone smartwatch which can work independently from and with all smartphones. It is also a true water and dust resistant smartwatch with IP67 certification. The Omate TrueSmart features a 1.54-inch TFT display with resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. It is powered by 1.3GHz dual core Cortex A7 processor and 512MB RAM. For multimedia, TrueSmart packs a 5 Mega Pixel camera to record pictures and videos. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, microSIM and HSPA mobile connections. The Omate TrueSmart comes pre-installed with Android 4.2 OS and Omate UI 1.0. For storage, it comes with 4GB built-in memory and microSD card slot. In addition to that it packs a 600mAh battery with standby time of up to 100 hours. The TrueSmart SmartWatch is set to go into production next month after hitting its crowdfunding target of $100000 on fundraising site kickstarter. Omate is expected to ship first volume with complete SDK in October 2013. The planned retail price of TrueSmart SmartWatch is $299 (£190). The Omate TrueSmart will comepete against other smartwatches like Pebble e-paper watch, New I’m Watch, Martian Passport Smartwatch, Toshiba Smartwatch, Samsung Galaxy Gear and rumored Apple iWatch. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : Omate TrueSmart has successfully completed the $100,000 Kickstarter goal. The company raised $1,032,352 from 4378 backers. With fundings secured, the Omate TrueSmart is now available for general pre-order.