Omate Rise

Omate is no stranger to producing wearables on the cheap, and that’s very apparent by the company’s lineup of smartwatches and other connected accessories. The Omate TrueSmart saw some pretty wide success over the years, only to be succeeded by the TrueSmart+, which launched back in September. Now Omate is launching another smartwatch that seems to fit right in to the company’s product portfolio.

The Omate Rise is a tough, circular, 3G-connected smartwatch running Android (not Android Wear). It sports a 1.3-inch touchscreen TFT display with 360 x 360 resolution, a strong sapphire coating on the display to protect from bumps and bruises, and supports interchangeable 22mm straps. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Omate’s OUI 4.0 on top, and can be paired with any Android 4.3+ device or an iPhone running iOS 9. Powering this smartwatch is a dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT2601 processor backed by 512MB of RAM. It also has 4GB of on-board storage, a 580mAh battery, and 1 ATM water-resistance.

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This is a 3G-connected wearable, so you can connect it to any GSM network of your choosing. It takes a Micro SIM card, and supports 3G bands 2100 or 1900, as well as 2G bands 850, 900, 1800 and 1900.

Want to get your hands on one? Not so fast – the Omate Rise will only be available for 48 hours on Indiegogo beginning Monday, December 7th. Super Early Birds (folks who take advantage of the pre-sale) will be able to score the smartwatch for only $199 instead of the $349 retail price. Early backers will also get a free Bluetooth heart rate monitor chest belt with their order.

If you’d like to learn more about the Omate Rise, check out the company’s website for all the details.

Jimmy Westenberg
Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.