In fact, so well is it doing, that when I checked about 4 hours ago, when this had just started, it had about 3 backers, while now, it has over 170, and has raised more than 33% of its required goal.
What is it? It is yet another smartwatch, but what makes it different from the rest is the fact that this is a standalone smartwatch, so unlike others that need to pair with a phone, this works on its own, has 3G capability, and many other features packed in. While we can tell you some more, you can watch their video. We don’t find the voice over a bit annoying, but hey ho!
Some of the features are as follows:
- Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.3GHz
- Omate UI 1.0 / Android 4.2.2
- 1.54’’ TFT by LG display (240 x 240)
- Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen
- Connectivity capabilities:
+ 2G GSM: GPRS class 12 EDGE Multi-Slot Class 12
+ 3G WCDMA: HSPA 7.2Mbps/5.76Mbps
+ WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
+ Bluetooth 4.0
- Embedded 5Mpixel camera
- Audio Speaker & Microphone
- Memory: 512MB + 4GB + (expandable by microSD 8/16/32GB)
- Micro SIM card
- 600 mAh battery: up to 100 hours standby time
- Messaging Hub: SMS/MMS/Email/SNS
- G-sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67
- Vibration alert
- Full set of pre-qualified Android applications
- Over-the-Air (OTA) system firmware update
While it may not be the smartphone killer, it (or others like this) will definitely give a tough competition to all the smartwatches out there, plus all the fitness watches. The fact that it packs GPS, compass, gyroscope, being waterproof and 3G connectivity means it definitely should do well among geeks. All this combined with the fact that pledgers get this for only $179 (approx £114)makes this an amazing bargain.
Personally we can’t wait, though the only problem we see is the fact that you’ll have to carry a Bluetooth headset around with you. Probably easier than carrying a big phone though.
Anyway, if you’d like to check out more, or go for the pledge, check out their Kickstarter page: