Numerous watch brand shave decided to give the smartwatch market a shot, and one of these is Omate. Not many people are aware of the fact that this was one of the first companies to go ahead and launch a 3G-enabled smartwatch.
While two years have passed since this happened, Omate is now ready to launch a new smartwatch, known by the name of Rise. According to the latest reports, it seems like the device will be a $200, fully circular smartwatch, funded with the help of Indiegogo.
In terms of its operating system, it seems like it will come along with Android 5.0 and its particular OS, the OUI 4.0. Based on this, you’ll be able to load up any Android app on the device, alongside with the Google play services, which are missing on Android Wear-based devices.
When it comes down to device’s hardware, it’s worth pointing out that it’s powered by a MediaTek MT2601 chip, which comes along with a low-power dual-core 1.2 GHZ Cortez CPU, based on A7. It also has a Mali-400 GPU, and a total of 512 MB of RAM together with 4GB of storage space.
Just like the previous device released by Omate, the Rise smartwatch is also 3G-enabled. To activate the feature, you will have to untwist the bottom cap and introduce a micro SIM card, unlike the 3G Gear S2, where you have to activate an electronic SIM card. The device also has a GPS radio, an accelerometer, gyroscope, speaker and low-energy Bluetooth 4.1.
The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will only be live for a total of 48 hours, so in case you would like one of these devices as soon as possible, you will have to make your decision quickly. The first units are bound to be delivered by March 2016.
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