Posted By Simon Montford on Dec 1, 2015
Omate announced today that they will be holding a flash sale of their new 3G enabled smartwatch, the Omate Rise, exclusively on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The company will be accepting pre-orders from 3pm GMT / 10am EST on Monday December 7th, for a 48hr period. Backers will be the first in the World to wear the Rise when it becomes available to them in March 2016, instead of June.
The Omate Rise features Android™ 5.1 Lollipop, which is open source to developers, 3G connectivity compatible with US (1900MHz) and EU (2100MHz) frequencies, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is capable of connecting to both iPhones and Android smartphones. It's also water-resistant, and features a carbon fiber bezel.
In addition to being able to send and receive calls without needing to be tethered to a smartphone, the Omate Rise can also track your fitness, allow you to send and respond to social media notifications, receive text messages, and emails, and run apps. In other words, you have almost all the functionality of a smartphone, attached to your wrist!
The Rise is powered by a 3G Dual-core 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A7 processor, and an ARM Mali-400 MP GPU. It features a capacitive touch panel on top of a 1.3” Innolux full round display with a resolution of 360x360.
Super Early Birds will be able to back the Omate Rise from £133 ($199) instead of £232 ($349) MSRP for the duration of this unique 48 hours crowdfunding campaign. You will be able to view the campaign as soon as it goes live on Indiegogo, from Monday December 7th at 10am (EST) New York, NY Time, 3pm GMT.
Super Early Birds Backers will also get a free BLE Heart Rate Monitor chest belt powered by Nordic Semiconductor (£33/$49 MSRP). The HRM can be connected to the Omate Rise via dedicated HRM apps making it ideal for sport enthusiasts.
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