It seems like everyone wants to be in the smartwatch arena wherein not only the tech giants of the mobile industry started creating their own version of smartwatch. But, if you are keen enough to notice, there's one thing that they are almost all have in common aside from the fact that they are the so-called wearable techs
. And that is, they are all associated with smartphones.
Why wouldn't they? Even the rumored iWatch of Apple, which could launch sometime in the second half of 2014, is predicted to be working with iOS devices. Knowing how Apple manages their ecosystem, the iWatch will definitely work well enough with iDevices. Although it's not yet officially confirmed that the smarty piece will be officially called as iWatch, the blogosphere knows that Apple's Tim Cook has his own smartwatch cooking for us to taste. So, might as well prepare your iPhones and iPads for a dependent companion.
Have you been in tuned with the CES 2014? You probably have seen all the tech companies showing off their wearable techs competing on which smarty timepiece has something better to offer against one another. Most were competently designed, yet offers the same thing. So, it's like you've seen one of them, and then you're assured you've seen all of them. If only there's a smartwatch that could actually standout more than just time-telling wearable that gives you a bunch of notifications. Some even say that smartwatches aren't really that smart because of that. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Same is true with making things that are yet to prove their practical use.
But, Omate begs to differ. Omate boldly presents the smartest smartwatch to date: the TrueSmart Smartwatch. What's so great about this, you ask? Get this: while smartwatches of most of the tech giants and small tech companies alike couldn't live up to their true potential unless they are accommodated by their respective smartphones, TrueSmart Smartwatch brings you the first ever standalone device in smartwatch form—there's a SIM card in here. And there's more in it to offer.
Sandwiched in two physical buttons is the 3-megapixel shooter that can be upscaled to 5-megapixels enhanced by the software. It is literally a wearable smallest smartphone, so you can expect to make a call, and access a mobile data network from it.
At CES 2014, Omate CEO made a video demo
to Phandroid. I must say, it sure is some kind of a head-turner.
Omate TrueSmart specs are powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor. It also runs Android 4.2.2. Perhaps it's not the latest OS of Android, but it goes with it well. It has a 1.54-inch TFT display (240 x 240) that is Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen, equipped with 2G/3G/WiFi/Bluetooth 4.0/GPS, geared up with a 5-megapixel shooter, and it has an inclusion of microphone and speaker. Moreover, its internal storage is 512MB + 4GB that can be expansible through the use of microSD card (8/16/32GB). Worried about the battery life with all these specs? You need not fret since it has a 600 mAh battery that makes it still alive and kicking for a whole 100 hours on standby mode. It's a standalone smartwatch—need I mention that it has a Micro Sim card slot?
Truly, this 2014, smartwatches
have already gone smarter. But is Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch already smart enough for you?