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Omate TrueSmart: Water-resistant standalone Smartwatch 2.0

A project in New York, NY by Omate

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Omate® TrueSmart™ truly standalone water-resistant smartwatch, works independently from and with all smartphones. 3G, Voice & Gestures!
Backers: 4378
Average Pledge Per Backer: $236

Funded: $1,032,352 of $100,000
Dates: Aug 21st -> Sep 20th (30 days)
Project By: Omate
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Latest News

Official TWRP Support Comes To The Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch

January 6th - via:
Remember when Pebble blew its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal out of the water by raising over 50 times that much? Well it's not the only watch born from that crowdfunding platform to bring in a ton of cash. The Omate Truesmart watch, despite being even bulkier than most of the already chunky competition, finished its Kickstarter campaign with over $1,000,000. (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart gets official TWRP support

January 6th - via:
Despite many of the Kickstarter backers still being without their Omate TrueSmart just yet, it seems there has been some goodies out of a recent hackathon. (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart Kickstarter shipments will run through December

November 10th - via:
It looks like a shipping status update has arrived from the folks at Omate. And jumping right in here, it looks like the smartwatches will be shipping based on specs, as opposed to when you when you backed on Kickstarter. In other words, those who got in as an early bird will not necessarily be amongst the first to receive their TrueSmart. (Read More)

Kickstarter Alum Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch To Ship Without Google Play Support

October 28th - via:
New York tech manufacturer Omate raised over $1 million from fervent Kickstarter backers for their forthcoming water-resistant smartwatch for active lifestyles. Over 4,300 backers pledged funds to the campaign. (Read More)

Kickstarter’s Omate shows us the possibilities of the Samsung Galaxy Gear

October 4th - via:
Rumors and leaks persist that Samsung is indeed working on their own smartwatch. In fact, virtually every major mobile player is interested in the potential of the market. Sony managed to penetrate the market early, which gives them the first hit advantage, but Samsung and Apple are not to be counted out. While we still have no idea how Apple will tackle the smart watch category, we do have an idea of what Samsung is up to. (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart is Yet Another Smartwatch with Impressive Features

September 23rd - via:
Omate TrueSmart is yet another smartwatch that’s (right now) fully funded by Kickstarter, and as per the founders, “It’s a truly standalone water-resistant smartwatch.” It comes with 3G, voice and gestures, but when we look at its internal specs, that’s when it truly impresses us. (Read More)

Final Hour - Omate TrueSmart continues

September 20th - via:
It's the Final Hour in the amazing 30 day episode of Omate's start-up launch with its first - The TrueSmart. We set out competing with ourselves to create a new generation of Smartwatch 2.0. Instead of referencing other smartwatches in the market, we... (Read More)

TrueSmart (Working Final Design) Videos

September 20th - via:
Congratulations on launching Omate TrueSmart into the Million Dollar Kickstarter Club. Amidst the congratulations, work on TrueSmart carries on :-) Here this video shows more work has been done on the UI / Launcher. Work is progressing daily as the... (Read More)

TrueSmart (Working Final Design) Photo Outdoor Daylight

September 20th - via:
CEO Laurent continues his "hand model" career despite comments noticing his small wrist size (16cm) :-) Yes we have some "off the beat" humor - humor does help in the very fast and aggressive paced work that we do at Omate. Here you can see how... (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Closes on Kickstarter With Over $1,000,000 in Funding

September 20th - via:
If you were trying to figure out what product you could launch to kickstart a new company, I’ll give you your best idea for free right now – just make a smartwatch. Like seriously, just make a smartwatch and put it up on Kickstarter. These things can’t fail. The latest of the smartwatches to go wild on the crowd funding site is called the Omate TrueSmart. Having been successfully funded almost immediately after launch, the project has now closed with over $1,000,000 in funding and over 4,000 backers. (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Finishes Kickstarter Campaign With 10x $100k Target, Bulks Up With Multiple Stretch Goal Improvements

September 20th - via:
Where to begin. First things first, this isn't your typical Kickstarter-funded smartwatch that syncs with a smartphone somehow differently than the other umpteen options. The Omate TrueSmart truly is a smart watch, as it incases its own dual-core processor running Android 4.2.2. This distinguishing feature has attracted over 4,000 backers to part with $1 million, ten times more than the $100,000 goal Omate was aiming for. David ripped this watch a new one when its campaign first begun, but I think it deserves a new start. If you haven't been following this campaign, I present to you, the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch. (Read More)

Tshirt Design (Exploded View of TrueSmart) - a Last-minute Community Idea

September 19th - via:
There's this idea for a cool Tshirt snowballing in the community, very cool indeed. To have a "exploded" 3D assembly view of TrueSmart. Very last-minute idea, very cool The campaign closes in 18 hours, so we haven't made the design but will reference... (Read More)


September 19th - via:
30 days ago TrueSmart was the awesome Smartwatch with a fantastic deal (aka fantastic features for awesome price), acknowledged by the tremendous support with a rocket start on Day #1. Throughout the 30 days of Kickstarting, the TrueSmart has gotten... (Read More)

TrueSmart (Working Final Design) Video

September 19th - via:
Here's a video showing more of the TrueSmart, the Working Final Design, aka PR01 (Production Prototype). Remember that this is a Kickstarter project, not a product you buy at the store, so what you see is what the product is at this stage of final... (Read More)

TrueSmart (Working Final Design) Photo

September 19th - via:
A few days ago, we showed a video of the very first newborn TrueSmart (final design). Today he has a few more brothers!! Omate CEO Laurent Le Pen turns "hand model" as he shows everyone how the TrueSmart will look on your wrist. Designed to look like... (Read More)

TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge GRANDMASTER is ...

September 18th - via:
Thanks everyone for the awesome TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge. Fantastic designers, with awesome designs. Great audience with your votes and comments. A total of 4680 votes (points) has been counted across Kickstarter, Facebook and Google+. A... (Read More)

TrueSmart Kickstarter Overview

September 17th - via:
Here's an overview of Omate TrueSmart Kickstarter campaign, a great product with a rocket start on Day#1 and just keeps getting better together with the awesome community and backers. Great overview for the regulars and also new backers. Also great... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals : One Clockface Every $5K above $900K

September 17th - via:
Seeing how excited everyone is about clockfaces, got us pretty excited too! TrueSmart has already several standard clockfaces built-in including analog and digital. One of them you can see in the video showing the final design production prototype on... (Read More)

UPDATE on TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge - The GRAND CHALLENGE

September 17th - via:
The TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge is HOT ! With 24 hours past and another 24 hours to go, we bring you the half-way standings. More than 3000 votes counted so far across Kickstarter, Google+ and Facebook. Over 600 users have voted right here... (Read More)

For Tasker fans, Yes - works perfectly with TrueSmart

September 17th - via:
Tasker Fans!! Many of you have asked us if Tasker works on TrueSmart. One of our field testers ran through Tasker on our engineering prototypes used for tests and we are happy to report Tasker works 100%. Here we release the internal video for you to... (Read More)

TrueSmart - The Name

September 16th - via:
Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, the name TrueSmart has grown stronger everyday, wiping out the competition totally in specifications and features, proving that TrueSmart totally deserves the name. Today we take a nostalgic journey back to the... (Read More)

TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge - The GRAND CHALLENGE

September 15th - via:
The TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge was launched 6 days ago - over 200 entries, more than 4000 Likes/+, Shares and Comments, 12 Daily Challengers later, we are here today with the GRAND CHALLANGE.  Each of the Daily Challenge winner earns a... (Read More)

Summary of Packages & Options

September 15th - via:
Dear All Backers, It's been a wonderful journey with you, we are now in our final leg of the Kickstarter campaign. 4 more days of excitement. With a total of $800K and going strong, a final design production prototype assembled, 4 fantastic stretch... (Read More)

TrueSmart Your Music

September 14th - via:
Your Omate TrueSmart is a Smartwatch 2.0 with multiple capabilities. While a primary design intention is to be reachable and connected to your digital social life anywhere and everywhere, even where you won't think of bringing your phone. Many of you... (Read More)

TrueSmart is Born !!

September 13th - via:
The very first TrueSmart is born !! Yes, in its actual final design.  It's the first piece assembled - the final design prototype, from production ready parts - still needs to be checked for fine-tuning, check assembly process, see if any parts need... (Read More)

Europe Backers : Country Survey

September 13th - via:
Good Morning Europe, thanks for supporting Omate TrueSmart on KICKSTARTER. We appreciate it very much. This is an early survey for you who live in Europe. As many of you are keen to know how will the shipment be arranged. We have asked you to have... (Read More)

Ultra-sensitive Touchscreen for Everyone

September 12th - via:
Earlier while announcing stretch goals, we briefly mentioned Ultra-sensitive Touchscreen as one hardware upgrade which we had originally planned as a stretch goal. But because there is no more time frame to wait for a stretch goal with such a crucial... (Read More)

TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge - DAILY CHALLENGE #1

September 11th - via:
It's CLOCKFACE MANIA~~~~ :-) Everybody loves Clockfaces. So many great ones to choose from. The TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge opened two days ago, receiving fantastic respsonses, great submissions. Entries are still coming on Google+ and... (Read More)

Something fun ...

September 11th - via:
Today's update is a "breather" from the wave of product info, comparisons, cool new technology and package options of the past few days. As we approach the $720K for 720P Stretch Goal, we thought we'd put up this video --- our field tester taking... (Read More)

New 1Gb/8Gb Reward & MicroSD option

September 10th - via:
The TrueSmart is introduced with 512Mb memory / 4Gb on-board storage (expandable with microSD). This configuration suits the intention of the TrueSmart smartwatch uses very well. Many of you have asked for 1Gb memory and that has been made available... (Read More)

Fleksy Keyboard - Invisible Mode !!

September 10th - via:
So what's the big deal about this Fleksy keyboard that we (dare to) put up as the $800K stretch goal? There are plenty of keyboards, many predictive keyboards, and we know everyone has their favorite keyboard. We're not asking you to switch... (Read More)

TrueSmart Clockface Design Challenge !!

September 10th - via:
Everybody loves Clockfaces!!! Up for a challenge? Maybe you like analog, he likes digital, she likes cute, they like classic... everyone likes different Clockfaces. Think you can have the best clockface design? Think you can be crowned GRANDMASTER? ... (Read More)

Launcher !!

September 9th - via:
Work on the Launcher is being done by our Finnish design & technology partner Vire Labs. The Launcher is the interface most users will be using that takes care of the experience of navigating around your TrueSmart and launching apps. The... (Read More)

Spotlight on Kickstarter: Omate TrueSmart

September 9th - via:
This week, our spotlight is on the Omate TrueSmart Kickstarter project – a truly standalone smartwatch which is being well funded. (Read More)

Producing the TrueSmart PCB !!

September 8th - via:
Thanks to the rocket start to the TrueSmart Kickstarter campaign securing the funding goal within the first day, we were able to start production preparations from Day #2 already! Every TrueSmart consists of more than 100 components, some of which... (Read More)

TrueSmart is truly Smartwatch 2.0

September 7th - via:
When we started the design and development to create a Smartwatch, we wanted to create a new generation. Having much experience with developing technology products (a combination of mobile telecommunications and consumer electronics products), we... (Read More)

Commemorative Keychain & TrueSmart Tshirts

September 7th - via:
Commemorative Keychain The TrueSmart Kickstarter Project has been and still is an amazing experience - a dream come true for us, and a great product leap into Smartwatch 2.0 for every backer as well. The boom-start, the conversations, the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals !!

September 7th - via:
STRETCH GOALS !! Achieved: $500K : Sapphire Crystal Scratch-proof Thanks to everyone and also our Sapphire Crystal glass partner for the awesome support, making TrueSmart the first to sport Sapphire Crystal glass, the best premium scratch proof,... (Read More)

Messaging with Keyboard

September 6th - via:
Here we would like to show how it is like typing a message on the Omate TrueSmart with a standard Android keyboard. Watch the video and you might notice it's pretty accurate. There is a reason why the key hits are accurate - Ultra-Sensitive... (Read More)

Sapphire Crystal Glass Display

September 6th - via:
Yesterday we saw the CNC'ed steel-alloy casings of TrueSmart. Today, here's a photo of the Sapphire Crystal Glass formed together with the IPS TFT Display. This is also a significant milestone for the TrueSmart production team. The successful trial... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: Omate TrueSmart

September 6th - via:
Want a way-cool tech product before it officially hits the market? This week's pick for our favorite Kickstarter project is a truly standalone smartwatch. (Read More)

Update on Manufacturing Progress

September 5th - via:
The production method of the Steel-alloy casing has been confirmed. It will be produced by CNC piece by piece for precision rather than other methods such as stamping, extrusion or the most common method of casting (forming a shape by pouring molten... (Read More)

Even More "Developers Edition" Now Available

September 5th - via:
One day after the extra 100 Developers Edition was announced, it's been all snapped up, within one day. As mentioned previously the capacity to support Developers Edition is not a production capacity, it is a manpower capacity to commit to the... (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart on video, making/receiving a call

September 4th - via:
Our Field Test Team's first video - what we have created with TrueSmart is something unique, a truly smart TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0, makes/receives calls with or without your smartphone, crowd-funded and crowd-supported, packed with features in a... (Read More)

Developers Edition (November) Increase in Quantity, Now Available again

September 2nd - via:
Dear Developers / Friends of Developers, The additional 200 Developers Edition for November (after the initial 1000) has all been taken up by yesterday. After receiving requests by developers and checking with several Developers forums/communities,... (Read More)

World's First Smartwatch 2.0 with Sapphire Crystal Glass

September 1st - via:
Thanks to everyone's tremendous support, the Stretch Goal of $500K has been reached, confirming Sapphire Crystal Glass for EVERYONE's TrueSmart, free "on the house" :-) Congratulations to everyone for supporting and funding the World's First... (Read More)

Reading & Sending Messages

September 1st - via:
Omate TrueSmart is great for those message moments while on the go.  Wanting to go swimming or jogging, you're in a dilemma because you're waiting for that message to arrive, perhaps a job interview confirmation or perhaps a reply to your love... (Read More)

Option for 1GB Memory

August 31st - via:
It's official, we are offering the option to have 1GB memory in your TrueSmart. Omate TrueSmart is equipped with 512MB memory which is designed to run apps on the TrueSmart very well. Some users have a preference for 1GB memory - we hear you. As you... (Read More)

Sending Stuff to/from TrueSmart via USB, Internet, Wifi (AirDroid)

August 31st - via:
TrueSmart being a truly smart mobile technology on your wrist, you probably want to send stuff to/from your TrueSmart - photos, videos, documents, files, apk etc.The versatile connectivity of TrueSmart is unparalleled, another First & Unique for... (Read More)

Running with Endomondo & Runtastic

August 30th - via:
Many of you running and jogging fans have been asking for whether popular sports apps like Endomondo and Runtastic works on TrueSmart and how does it look. Here you go, the Endomondo and Runtastic screenshots on our prototypes: Both these apps just... (Read More)

Clockface, everyone loves Clockfaces!

August 29th - via:
A glimpse of the TrueSmart default clockface. A subtle classical high contrast black and white clockface design (fyi clockface can be in color), designed to match the premium distinguished understated feel of the TrueSmart look.  Like it, don't like... (Read More)

Receiving an email wherever you are

August 29th - via:
Today one of our testing teams tested receiving a message over the Wifi, 3G and 2G - the standalone role of the TrueSmart. The TrueSmart is designed to function as a companion to your smartphone (paired via Bluetooth) and also extend beyond your... (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Blasts Past Funding Goal (video)

August 28th - via:
Last week we featured the new Omate TrueSmart smartwatch which has been created and is currently running a Kickstarter project to raise funds to make the jump from concept to production. (Read More)

The Glass & The Display

August 27th - via:
The Omate Team has been in full speed busy with preparing for production. We thought we'll give you daily updates about the things we are doing.  Today we bring you a peek at  The Glass & The Display The current touch screens using mineral... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL #1 : $500K | Sapphire Crystal Glass The Best Scratch-Proof

August 24th - via:
We're back again with Update #2. Stretch Goals, an essential part of any Kickstarter - they are fun, exciting, helps raise funds, creates motivation to help bring in more backers to the ecosystem and gives value to backers! Here's out first: STRETCH... (Read More)

IP67-certified Omate TrueSmart smart watch raising funds at Kickstarter

August 23rd - via:
Another day, another smart watch project trying to raise funds from the public. The new kid in town is called Omate TrueSmart and it’s apparently the world’s first IP67 certified smart watch, meaning it’s water-resistant and dustproof. (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart watch hits Kickstarter target

August 22nd - via:
Omate's TrueSmart watch device is to enter production after reaching its funding goal on crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter. (Read More)

Omate, A Smartwatch That’s Also A Phone & Sports Tracker, Passes $100K Kickstarter Funding Goal In A Day

August 22nd - via:
Post-Pebble‘s $10.2 million Kickstarter record, the smartwatch launches keep on coming. And coming. And coming. And coming. And probably coming next month, in Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Gear’ case. The latest wrist-affixed contender to step up for a slice of smartwatch pie is called Omate TrueSmart, and is the creation of a New York based startup. (Read More)

Yes, Google Play Apps Store!

August 21st - via:
Hi, Welcome to Omate TrueSmart. Our first official Update - Must start with a BIG THANKS to everyone for such a great Kickstart.  Your funding has helped us start production preparations already, that's the first good news. The funding goal has... (Read More)

Omate TrueSmart watch launches on Kickstarter, works with or without your smartphone

August 21st - via:
Yes, it's another crowdfunding campaign for a smartwatch. The latest competing for your backing dollars comes from upstart Omate, which has today launched its TrueSmart watch on Kickstarter. (Read More)

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