Omate takes the wraps off of two smartwatches

Omate takes the wraps off of two smartwatches
Omate has unveiled a pair of smartwatches. Both wearables are driven by the MediaTek MT2502 "Astor" chip, and run on proprietary software. One model, called the Racer, can be pre-ordered starting tomorrow for $99. That price is good until January 15th, at which time the price will be hiked to $129. Shipments of the watch are expected to start some time next month. The other model is called the Roma, and both watches are expected to be available in U.S. and U.K. retail stores by March.

The two watches will allow you to select from various watchfaces, and both will send you notifications when warranted. If you're trying to keep fit, you will be able to track your activities using either device. The use of the proprietary OS means that you won't be able to install any Android Wear apps on your Omate Smartwatch.

The Omate Racer and Omate Roma both offer 2G connectivity, so there is a possibility that they won't have to pair with a smartphone. And that low power MediaTek chip we previously mentioned, won't drain your battery that quickly. That means you should be able to get one week of life from the cell before you need to recharge it. The timepieces also offer Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
 
The Omate Roma (L) and Omate Racer (R

The Omate Roma (L) and Omate Racer (R


source: Engadget

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13 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

If it turns out to not be standalone, what platforms would it support?

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Not sure at the moment

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Now that's a real smartwatch unlike another that came out several months ago and had to go through hoops just to get it.

4. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

How many sensors does this smartwatch have. The other one that came out months ago that I have on my wrist right now has 10 sensors. What OSes does this smartwatch support? Then"fake" smartwatch that I have on supports Windows Phonee, Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS. Seems real to me.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wasn't talking about the Pebble.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

As long as its not Samsung for you. LOL! Smart watch are useful gadget but has short live span so its great the two is priced attractively.

11. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I don't own a Pebble..

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I like the Android Wear OS functionality, but other than that, these look better in every way, especially the battery life & price. But taken into account that we know next to nothing about these items, I think it's far too early to say that these are must haves.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I actually like that racer, good tech, low price, kudos.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes it looks nice

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

For a $100 or so, it looks great. Battery life like my Pebble, win.

9. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

So i noticed that no smart watch (aside from moto, lg, sammy) seems to have andoid wear OS on them. Why oh Why? There are not even rumors that points to an upcoming smartwatch from a known brand that carries android with it.

13. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

left one looks good

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