The Omate X is a $129 metal smart-watch

The Omate X is a $129 metal smart-watch
Smart-watches are still the mobile market space's younglings, which means there's a seat on the table for everyone that wants to bring their own. Omate has introduced its own take on the concept, and at least on paper, it seems to tick many right boxes! The Omate X has the good looks - a bit Pebble Steel-like, but even more sophisticated - and a custom software platform that functions with both Android and iOS phones.

While the hardware is pretty modest - a MediaTek ARM7 processor and 128MB of RAM - the Omate X can handle calls, SMS/MMS messages, and notifications. The Omate X is equipped with a 1.54-inch TFT display with 240x240 resolution and it has a built-in speaker, camera, gyroscope, and microphone. Meanwhile, the 400mAh battery drips with enough juice to power the gadget for a claimed one week with a single charge.

The Omate X is an intriguing smart-watch for sure. It will be up for pre-order between September 1 to September 30th, at a very reasonable price of $129. If this thing works as good as it looks, Omate might be having a winner on its wrists.

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11 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice looking Android watch with good specs.

3. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

$129 ?! I must to say it's an impressive opponent for Moto 360 !

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

This is the best looking smart watch I've seen. The price is amazing as well

5. Aviary

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Do not under any circumstances buy anything from Omate. They launched a Kickstarter campaign promised a True smart watch gave impressive specs then once they had the backers money they dumped an inferior defective watch on us. Mine lasted 3 weeks before it became a paperweight. Omate has ignored the complaints from numerous backers including me. No refund, no replacement, no repairs. They didn't even tell us about the downgrades for the watch, we found out by ourselves. Take a look on Kickstarter comments for Omate or look it up on Wikipedia. They are also an internet only company so pressing charges is next to impossible without an address - I have spent several hours trying.

8. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I think you're right, and I believe you, but.. Now I read comments in Kickstarter Omate TrueSmart project and I see only people who say that it's good and they'r excited. For example: Izidor Pokriva─Ź about 14 hours ago I'm pleased with Omate TS. I use it every day. I don't use my smartphone anymore. I use it for running. It's excellent when you run and you're connected with "world". thg about 11 hours ago @After shock don't know, but I am quite exited about the TS too and I have it already since some month. The hardware is really, really good, what is still missing, is better software.

12. Holybaba

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

Really? I'm in china, few people here with TS..And Moto360 more famous

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

This seems too good to be true...

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yup! Its normally does. One week battery on a 400mah. Are we still talking about Android. Samsung drop Android in their original Gear 1 for Tizan to extend its gear battery life by another 30%

9. madtownmichelle

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Unlike the TrueSmart this new watch does not run Android. It is Nucleus RTOS (real-time operating system), which has a much smaller footprint and processor demand.

10. phirephoto

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I made the below post on Omate's facebook page. Omate deleted my post and banned me from their facebook page. So being a Omate fanboi is OK, however if you criticize Omate in public on their forum, they ban you. Here's the post I made: Omate: I have a saying, fool me once, I won't give you another chance to fool me. Sorry, but with everything I've seen others go through, I considered myself extremely lucky, but I won't give you another chance. People buying the watch and getting a dead unit or dead battery and told "Sorry, we don't have replacements yet" or "Go find a battery on ebay". I lost the rubber gasket for the sim door, and you said you don't have them. I can't do business with a company that doesn't even have simple replacement parts available. And then, to add insult to injury, after delaying and delaying and delaying, you start to ship, and then announce a much lighter version is available, but too bad, you don't get one. And then the Omate app which - I don't know if I'd describe "working" as something you can call it, because it didn't work. Seeing the Omate CPU operating well below the stated specs, etc. I ended up selling my Omate. Sorry, but you aren't going to get me as a repeat customer based on how you treated me as a pre-order customer.

11. dharmabum7

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Don't buy anything from Omate. I paid this company approx $200 for their first smart watch on kickstarter last Oct. Guess what I still don't have a watch! Their company does not write back to its customers (ie you have 0 customer service). Several kickstarter customers are in the same boat as me. No refunds have been offered. No product has been sent. I would never give my money to this company ever again based on this experience. Customers be warned! Look elsewhere. Moto 360 looks great or consider an Iwatch. At least you know that apple and motorola will actually deliver you a product and that you will at least have some level of customer support. BE WARNED. OMATE = THIEVES! Pass this information on to all people considering Omate.

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