Smartwatches have become the new IT accessory and now you can take the plunge in a pool or the ocean with the Omate TrueSmart that’s water-resistant and can work independently from and with all smartphones. So you don’t need to have your smartphone around to get all the features of this smartwatch. You can access calls, text messaging, social media messaging, sports apps, tracking, SOS device, GPS navigation, gesture control, voice control, voice-to-text, weather, music player, world clock functions, calendar alarms, voice notes and so much more directly on the Omate TrueSmart…even when you’re in the water. If you want to connect it to your smartphone, you do so via Bluetooth 4.0 or Wifi 802.11b/g/n. Or if you want to use it as a complete standalone, your Omate TrueSmart will follow you wherever you go, even to places you wouldn’t have thought of bringing your phone – swimming, beach, jogging, clubbing, hiking, and more.
The smartwatch is designed to IP67 standards, making it perfect for daily use, resistant to water and dust thanks to its metal body encasing internals in a watertight seal. Its microSIM card slot is designed at the side for a balance of water-resistance and accessibility, with a relatively easy to access water-tight cover with side button that provide simple interaction in water (since the touchscreen doesn’t work when water is on the screen). The Omate TrueSmart also has more functions than any other smart watches featuring a camera, GPS, notifications, Android apps, LBS tracker, SOS device, monitoring and more. The Kickstarter campaign still has an early bird special for pledging $179 or more.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.