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Omate X stylish and affordable smartwatch announced


Omate X
Omate X

Omate has announced the Omate X smartwatch, a decidedly more stylish yet eminently affordable follow-up to last year's Omate TrueSmart.

The aforementioned Kickstarter-funded TrueSmart was designed as a rugged all-action smartwatch for active users, and didn't require an accompanying smartphone to operate. The Omate X looks to be a different proposition altogether.

This time, the Omate X appears to be selling itself on its classy looks, no-nonsense operation, and wallet-friendly price tag. It's also a companion smartwatch that requires either an iPhone or an Android phone to operate.

As Omate says on its Facebook page: "The TrueSmart was designed for the 10% of our time during of which we partake in outdoor activities. Now, I am pleased to announce our new model - the Omate X - which will take care of the other 90%."

This entails making the Omate X a whole lot prettier than the plastic Omate TrueSmart. It's got a premium metal look and feel, along with leather straps that can be swapped out.

The interface is similarly sleek, with simple notifications for incoming messages, calls, social media updates, and reminders. It hooks up to your phone over Bluetooth 4.0.

On the spec front, you get a 1.54-inch 240 x 240 display, a MediaTek ARM7-based processor (which Omate claims is the "world's smallest wearable system on a chip"), and a 400mAh battery.

Talking of the battery ,Omate claims that the Omate X is good for a week of usage between charges - a massive advantage, and all because it keeps things simple.

All of this, and the Omate X will only cost $129 (roughly £78) when it launches. You can pre-order the smartwatch on the Omate website between September 1 and September 30, and the first 1,000 to sign up will get a limited edition serial number engraved on their watch.

The Omate X should get an official unveiling - hopefully along with a solid release date - on September 1.

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Via: SlashGear

Sandy Dmyterko

August 23, 2014, 12:28 am

Don't buy anything from Omate. They previously had a Kickstarter campaign for a True smart watch. They promised us a watch with impressive specs but ended up giving us a significantly inferior and defective watch. They did not notify us of numerous downgrades, we found out by ourselves. When we got our watches numerous people had problems and inoperable watches. Mine lasted less than three weeks. Omate refused to repair, replace or refund numerous backers. I have made numerous requests and I didn't even get one reply. They have treated their backers terribly. You can read the comments on the Omate Kickstarter campaign or look up what happened on Wikipedia.

Prem Desai

August 25, 2014, 12:08 pm

Looks really interesting.

Good design, good connectivity, sensible price and an excellent 7 day battery life.

If this came to the UK for the price mentioned above, I would definitely try it out ...

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