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Omate’s second watch is less like the TrueSmart and more like the Pebble

Omate, the company behind the TrueSmart, is returning to the smartwatch game once again, this time with a device that's more akin to the Pebble and other notification-focused watches.
August 19, 2014

After crushing it at Kickstarter, Omate ran into some very real controversy surrounding delays, whether or not it’d support Google Play and ultimately its reviews have been mixed when it comes to device quality. That said, Omate is still interested in keeping in the smartwatch game and has just began teasing its next-gen offering to its original Kickstarter backers.

Dubbed the Omate X, the new device isn’t exactly a sequel to the TrueSmart and is instead designed as competition for more traditional smartwatches like the Pebble. Instead of an Android-powered super watch with its own stand-alone cellular connection, the Omate X will focus on notifications and style, with a sleek metallic design and a removable 22mm genuine leather strap. The watch will also offer up a week long battery, a big departure from the company’s first watch.

Like the Pebble, the Omate X will support both Android and iOS devices, though Omate is hoping to undercut both the standard Pebble and the premium Pebble Steel with a price tag of just $129 and an “early bird” offer of $99 for those that buy the watch within 5 days of its September 1st retail debut.

What do you think, like the idea of the Omate X based on what you know? Those that have already dealt with the company (or followed TrueSmart’s development), are you willing to give Omate another chance with the X or is your lesson learned?