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Omate Rise smartwatch time-limited Indiegogo campaign skyrockets

Omate Rise smartwatch time-limited Indiegogo campaign skyrockets

We've seen a few crazy crowdfunding campaigns before, but most of them had insane pitches and promises, not all of which are able to deliver. Omate's new Indiegogo campaign, on the other hand, is crazy because of its short duration. Available for little less than three days, the Omate has returned to crowdfunding to make its new Rise smartwatch a reality. And looks like it will indeed happen, at least financially speaking, considering the campaign has already raised more than three times its funding goal.

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Omate Rise is the latest 3G-compatible Android smartwatch

Omate Rise is the latest 3G-compatible Android smartwatch

Omate is one the more low-key manufacturers in the smartwatch game right now, but that doesn't mean they're lacking in effort. The company has just announced its latest wearable, the Rise, a circular smartwatch that runs Android 5.1, features 3G support with a Micro SIM card slot, and has a wallet-friendly price of just $200. Just don't expect to pick one up as a Christmas gift, as the Rise is launching on Indiegogo later this week, with shipments expected to begin March 2016.

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Omate returns with TrueSmart+ watch running full Android 5.1

Omate returns with TrueSmart+ watch running full Android 5.1

These days, most smartwatches are glorified yet less capable companions to smartphones and tablets, but there was a time when some wearables proudly proclaimed their independence. One of those was Omate's TrueSmart, which ran on a full version of Android instead of something like a more constrained Android Wear. After more or less a hiatus, Omate is making a comeback, and this time it's bringing along a lollipop for the ride. Its new TrueSmart+ puts a full Android 5.1 on top of a SIM-enabled standalone wearable.

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Omate Racer and Roma smartwatches feature ARM7 MediaTek Aster chipset

Omate Racer and Roma smartwatches feature ARM7 MediaTek Aster chipset

Omate has unveiled its spring-summer line of smartwatches for 2015. The new line includes the Omate Roma and Omate Racer devices. Omate claims that the new smartwatches are some of the first in the world to be powered by a new ARM7 MediaTek Aster chipset. Both of the new smartwatches are designed to push notifications from iOS and Android smartphones.

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Omate Lutetia gold smartwatch is first made for women

Omate Lutetia gold smartwatch is first made for women

In August Omate introduced a companion smartwatch with a design that targeted it at men, something that will soon be joined by the Omate Lutetia, a companion smartwatch designed for women. Omate says its wearable is the first smartwatch to be made exclusively for women, and with it comes a design that makes it appropriate for both formal occasions and everyday wear. "The Omate Lutetia will allow modern women to finally enjoy all the perks of a smartwatch without having to sacrifice their style," says the maker.

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Omate X: a premium-looking companion smartwatch

Omate X: a premium-looking companion smartwatch

The arrival of Android Wear and its devices might have turned the world's attention towards the new generation of smartwatches, but pioneers in that field still have a thing or two to say about the matter. In time for its first anniversary, Omate, creator of the TrueSmart watch, is launching the Omate X, a smartwatch that is designed to be worn all the time.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

After months of waiting and watching for the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch to appear in the wild, it’s finally appeared here at CES 2014. What we’ve got here is a smartwatch that takes the dream of a stand-alone device in smartwatch form and makes it a reality - there’s a SIM card in here. That center bit between the two massive physical buttons on the side of this watch is a camera, too - and not a half bad one, at that.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch as mini-boombox: serious about sound

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch as mini-boombox: serious about sound

This week the team at Omate have let it be known that they're aiming to be one of the first fully-functional wrist-based boomboxes in the world, not just one of the newest smartwatches on the market this upcoming season. Here in the latest entry in our extended interview session with Omate's top minds, we're speaking again with one of three co-founders: Nick N.M. Yap, about the immediate future of this first in a series of wearables from the company. Today it's time to jam.

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TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

Though the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch has only just been shown in is final form for the public, co-founder Nick N.M. Yap spoke with SlashGear this week about a wide open future for the group in all things wearable. Speaking up this week on the TrueSmart smartwatch initially, then on the company's current wildly successful connection with the likes of Kickstarter for its initiation, Yap suggested that the watch was not the end of hardware for Omate - not by a long shot.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

While the masses decide whether or not they'll be slapping a smartwatch on their wrist this upcoming wearable computers season, the team behind Omate TrueSmart are hard at work on the details. This week SlashGear presents an extended interview with Omate's own Nick N.M. Yap, one of three of the company's founders and major supporter of the TrueSmart smartwatch. Today we're having a peek at a key question - how does one handle an on-screen keyboard with a display that's just 1.54-inches in size?

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch final hardware design revealed

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch final hardware design revealed

This week the folks at Omate have released a series of photos as well as a sort of up-close handsy video of the TrueSmart smartwatch in what they're suggesting will be the final working design. This device is still part of a KickStarter campaign, but has been funded well and above its original goal (surpassing this goal within the first day of its release on the crowdfunding circuit. Here we're seeing a wearable Android-based device that very much appears to be ready for action.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch earns Sapphire glass, Google Play, and 1GB memory

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch earns Sapphire glass, Google Play, and 1GB memory

If you'd seen the Omate TrueSmart "2.0 Smartwatch" before but wondered why they'd not brought the best of the best specifications to the market as it hit the Kickstarter circuit earlier this month. What we're seeing now is a collection of updates to the device that - before the age of crowd-funding - we'd have never seen. Before this age, all of these changes would have been made behind the scenes, with only a final product released all at once.

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