The Omate TrueSmart runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, and has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. While that might sound like the spec sheet for a low-end Android smartphone, the TrueSmart is actually a wristwatch.

Or at least, that’s the goal — right now the project is still in the concept phase. The team hasn’t even raised the money to bring the product to market yet.

Omeate TrueSmart

It has a 1.5 inch, 240 x 240 pixel AMOLED display, a few buttons on the side of the device, and a wrist strap.

Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, A-GPS, an FM radio tuner, and a microSD card slot for extra storage. It also has an accelerometer and magnetometer.

You can snap photos by pointing your wrist at the subject of your photographic experiments thanks to the 5MP camera with auto-focus built into the side of of the watch. And the rear panel can be opened up to let you replace the battery.

Powered by a 1 GHz MediaTek MT6572 processor, the TrueSmart won’t exactly be a speed demon. But it’s one of the most phone-like watch concepts I’ve seen.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear that you’ll be able to actually use it as a standalone device to make phone calls. Instead it’ll pair with your smartphone over Bluetooth to let you use the internet on the go or act as a smartphone companion.

via SlashGear

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6 replies on “Omate TrueSmart smartwatch has the guts of an Android phone”

  1. AMOLED is a stupid choice for Watch-Display… you really want to go e-ink for such (i’ve tried some E-Ink-Watches, even the cheapest was far better then everything i’ve seen with backlit stuff)

    SoC-wise that gadget is fast enough (we’re talking extension to your phone here, not replacement), but i guess that battery won’t last a single day and you will have to click a button to just read the time. -> broken by design

    1. I think flick of wrist (gesture controls) or touch the screen to check time, I think that’s fine.. E-Ink has its advantage and disadvantage, so different technology would create different products, in the end the more choice there is the better for the users 🙂 esp. at this point of smartwatch development, we certainly could use more different product choices 🙂

  2. So was MotoACTV about a year ago. Google abandoned it after buying Motorola.

    1. Every couple of months technology evolves to enable the creation of better wearable products, closer and closer to what we actually would want. eg. remember the first MP3 player could store an amazing 4 songs!! then MP3 players got better and better, same with the previous smartwatch efforts, they have / had their time in the history of smartwatch development… the evolution continues! 🙂

  3. to me, those things live and die with waterproofness. Any word on that?

    Also, the placement of the camera on the side is somewhat unfortunate for lefties. Better would have been on the top edge. That way you also look like you are looking at your watch, while in all actuality you are taking a photo, which is a creep’s wet dream. Well, not so wet, maybe, until waterproofness is confirmed.

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