The World’s 1st Standalone SmartWatch available to Consumers
The History of Omate
Since 2013, Omate has been designing innovative wearable technologies that have been shipped out all over the World, from the World’s first standalone Smartwatch 2.0 powered by Android™ to fashion companion smartwatches and refined smart jewelry.³
Firstly, the company was founded in Europe, Germany under the brand SIMValley. The founder and chief executive is Laurent Le Pen – (Video below: a Keynote by Laurent Le Pen):
The European SIM Valley smartwatch was the precursor to the TrueSmart; built off same molds, parts, software. Aside other crowdfunded smartwatches kicking-off like The Pebble (on indiegogo), SIMValley re-branded as ‘Omate TrueSmart‘ on KickStarter and blew their goals sky high.
Omate launched a Kickstarter campaign on August 21, 2013, with an initial fundraising target of $100,000. Backers spending $199 would receive an Omate TrueSmart when they became available ($179 for the first 500 backers and $189 for the next 500 backers). The project had met the $100,000 goal in half a day. Just before the end of the campaign, over $1 million was reached. [Wikipedia]
Omate #1 Leader in Standalone SmartWatches
Omate, since day one, has lead the market on Standalone, GSM, and SIM enabled Smartwatch Technologies since mid to late 2012. The smart device race began in early 2013 with the introduction of crowdfunding along with Google’s Glass project, rumors. A focus on Bluetooth campanion, smartphone tethered, fitness trackers (for example, The Pebble), left a money-devouring niche for the next 4 years: Data Independent Wearables.
Our predictions, use cases, forecasts [Wearables Group] came to conclusion for mass adoption (ex; tablets), a practical wearable device with standalone GSM, Wifi, voice control, automation, faster nanotechnology, smaller components, and finally – the key – seamlessly data driven capabilities; then would the “Smart Watch” reach its first mass consumerism benchmark.
The Rise is a revolutionary Smartwatch 3.0: a merger of both Bluetooth® Low Energy Companion and 3G Standalone Smartwatch.
Leave your phone behind
As an unlocked standalone smartwatch, the Omate Rise is more than just a Bluetooth® accessory as it can also connect to the 3G network. With the Omate Rise, you can track fitness, call, receive text messages, emails, social media notifications and run apps and other Internet tasks without needing to pair with your smartphone or be connected to Wi-Fi.
Exquisite Circular form-factor
The Omate Rise features unmatched technologies with Android™ 5.1 Lollipop, 3G connectivity compatible with US (1900MHz) and EU (2100MHz) frequencies, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Low Energy capable to connect both iPhone and Android smartphones via dedicated apps.
Design & Engineered always to perfection
- 3G, Dual-core @ 1.2Ghz
- ARM Cortex-A7 processor
- ARM Mali-400 MP GPU.
- Capacitive Touch Panel
- 1.3”Innolux – full round display
- Resolution of 360 X 360
Comparison chart to competitors
The Omate Rise runs on full AndroidTM 5.1 Lollipop and Omate User Interface 4.0. Omate will release the Source Code of the Rise to developers via its XDA-Developers page alike the TrueSmart+ Source Code that is now available for the Developer Community.
The Omate User Interface 4.0 (OUI4.0)
Omate® is a hardware and software company that designs wearable fashion tech products. Omate is a 500startups backed company that operates as a vertically integrated wearable tech design manufacturer based in Mountain View – California and Shenzhen – China.
Omate offers a complete turnkey solution platform allowing fashion, watch and jewelry brands to design the wearable tech of the 21st century “Powered by Omate”.