Omate X smart-watch hands-on - the $129 smart-watch

The Omate X is a new smart-watch by a start-up company. It's designed as a stream-lined companion smart-watch, based on the concept of push notifications. Instead of being app-focused, the watch pushes notifications to and from both Android and iOS devices, and has a number of built-in apps, such as an alarm, phonebook, and music player.

A major disadvantage of the Omate X is that its display automatically turns off after a short time. Thus, you constantly have to activate it manually if you want to glance at the time. Additionally, its display is very prone to smudges. However, the build quality is pretty good - it's metal, and the strap is made of genuine leather.

As you can see in the video, the Omate X is on the laggy end of things, in no doubt to early software and the frugal MediaTek wearable platform that's powering it. However, it could turn out to be the only color display smartwatch with a battery life of 5 to 7 days on the market. The Omate X will be out in October, priced at a very affordable $129 in the USA and 99 EUR in Europe.



1. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Holy horrorshow, Batman! That's an absolute design catastrophe...!

2. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I thought the Omate was a stand alone. Is this like the little brother to the original?

3. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

4. latinlegend

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Like the saying goes, "you get what you pay for". And considering the looks of this I would rather spend the extra $125 and get the moto 360.

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