Omate Rise is an affordable, 3G-equipped smartwatch

Smartwatches don’t have to cost the earth. The Omate Rise will set you back just £139, and even takes its own SIM card for making calls.

It looks more functional than fashionable, but we quite it in a rugged, outdoorsy kind of way. It’s water resistant to 1ATM, has a polycarbonate case and carbon fibre bezel. If you don’t like the strap, just swap it out, as it takes standard 22mm interchangeable straps.

Interestingly, it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop rather than Android Wear, so it might not be as optimised for your wrist as some. But it promises to give you all the usual functionality. It syncs to your phone over Bluetooth, or can connect to the internet on its own via Wi-Fi or 3G using its own SIM card. You can make calls, use voice search, set reminders, take voice memos, play music, follow maps, see weather reports, check your commute, get reminders, track your activity levels and read and reply to messages, all from the watch face.

Despite running Android, it will also sync to your iPhone.

Read more: Apple Watch review

The screen is 1.3-inches in diameter, and has a resolution of 360×360 pixels. There’s no ‘flat tyre’ at the bottom, like the Moto 360. It’s powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor, and an ARM Mali-400 MP GPU.

It’s only just gone live on Indiegogo, but is limited to just a couple of days, so you’d better be quick. If you pledge your cash, it can be yours come March next year.