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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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Omate suggests TrueSmart the first “Smartwatch 2.0″

Omate suggests TrueSmart the first “Smartwatch 2.0″

This week the folks at Omate have unveiled the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch formally, ushering in what they suggest is the dawn of "Smartwatch 2.0." This second age of smartwatch technology is - according to Omate - one in which the full collection of abilities of the past generation are kept intact without the need of a smartphone companion to tether with. This second generation in smartwatch technology is also a whole lot more powerful than the first - their TrueSmart, for example, works with a dual-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

The team of developers and engineers behind Omate are aiming to bring a device by the name of Omate TrueSmart to the public in the form of a smartwatch that runs Android. Over the past few months - and years, even - there's been an increased bit of attention set on wearable devices such as these, with (as any early adopter will tell you) a barrage of devices appearing that certainly did not make the cut for long-lasting usability. Here in what may be the second wave of very user-friendly devices we see Omate, bringing a dual-core processor attached to Android on a watch that can - but doesn't need to - attach to your smartphone wirelessly.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch bringing dual-core Android with a camera

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch bringing dual-core Android with a camera

While the current pre-production iteration of the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch might not be the most flashy wearable to appear this year, the proposition made by the company for a full-powered Android smart device is certainly enticing. This device works with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a dual-core processor as well as Bluetooth, meaning you'll not only be able to connect to your smartphone (or Google Glass, why not), you'll be able to run Android apps galore.

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