There are many smartwatches on the market and most run Android Wear. However, what if you want a smartwatch that runs full Android and is 3G-enabled? Well, look no further than the Omate Rise.
Omate has previously made an Android powered smartwatch that, to me, didn’t really look the best. However, times have changed with the Omate Rise. It looks way better than the previous Omate watch, and even features a real carbon fibre bezel. This gives it a very strong, modern, and sophisticated look.
On the inside, it features a 1.3-inch, 360 x 360 round LCD display, MediaTek’s MT2601 dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, a Mali-400 GPU, 512MB of RAM, a 580 mAh battery, and 4GB of storage. For the most important part, it can accept SIM cards with 3G HSPA connectivity on both 1900 MHz and 2100 MHz bands. This is excellent as it should run on any carrier in the US or Canada, unlike its previous version. Also, it runs full Android 5.1 meaning you should be able to run virtually any Android app you would like on it. If you want to use it more as an Android Wear device, you can receive notifications with phones running iOS 9 and up or Android 4.4 and up.
This watch is seriously packed with features too. It has a GPS radio, gyroscope, accelerometer, microphone, speaker, Bluetooth 4.1, sapphire coating on the glass, and changeable 22mm strap. The watch is even water resistant up to 10 meters deep.
You can get all of this for only $200! Just based on the specs and looks, this seems like a fantastic deal. The Omate Rise will be heading to Indiegogo on December 7th at 10am ET. Only the first 500 watches will be $200, the next 500 will be $209, and the rest for $220. What makes this deal even sweeter is, because the watch lacks a heart rate monitor, Omate will be including an external Bluetooth LE chest belt for the first 1000 watches sold!
This seems like a really awesome watch and pretty great deal, but you will have to hurry if you want one. The entire Indiegogo campaign will start on December 7th and only last 48 hours. Expect delivery in March 2016.