The smartwatch Omate use Android, even before Google would release Android Wear as an operating system optimized for wearable devices, and the latest model is no exception. It’s called Omate Rise and – as the other watches of the company – is based on a customized version of Android 5.1 with Lollipop OUI 4.0 interface, so in essence it is a small smartphone designed to be worn on the wrist. And ‘in fact you can also download and install applications for smartphones, although it will be more difficult to use on the small screen.
Omate Rise has a round display by 1.3 inches (360 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch with sapphire crystal and supports networks 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, 3G and HSDPA (micro SIM slot). Inside, we find a dual-core MediaTek MT2601 (Cortex A7) 1.2GHz, 512GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, a small battery from 580 mAh to a range of about 7 days, speaker and microphone, as well as classic motion sensors. Despite the case is made of polycarbonate and steel, the smartwatch is water resistant up to 10 meters deep, has a frame made of carbon fiber and a rubber strap but you can interchange with any other strap 22 mm. It weighs just 80 grams and measures 57.6 x 49.8 x 15.2 mm.
Omate will launch a campaign crowfunding December 7, hoping to raise enough money to send the first units for March 2016. Please note, however, that the initiative will last for just 48 hours: the goal is to reach $ 30,000 to start the production of frames in carbon fiber. Omate Rise will cost $ 349, but those who decide to support the project can buy one for $ 199 or $ 219. The first will receive a free Bluetooth heart rate monitor, which is normally considered an optional accessory for the price of $ 49.