Odds are that Omate’s TrueSmart is not the smartwatch of the future.
It has none of the technology advancements that we’ve been hoping for, such as a battery-saving screen or an ultra-slim design, nor does it have the contextual awareness we might someday get from a Google Now smartwatch. It’s essentially an Android smartphone wrapped around your wrist.
But you know what? In a geeky, tech-obsessive way, it kind of works.
Omate’s TrueSmart became a Kickstarter hit last August, as one of the few smartwatches with a SIM card slot. This allows the watch to make and take calls and connect to the Internet without being tethered to a smartphone.
As such, it makes sense for the TrueSmart to be able to run any Android application. You can read your entire Gmail inbox, play some games, get turn-by-turn directions, search the web, take phone calls…
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