TrueSmart smartwatch demo with Omate CEO



Many of you know I am obsessed with smartwatches. Actually, I am obsessed with the idea of a smartwatch, but I haven’t found one that is made right. Smartwatches always seem to have some kind of downside – could the Omate TrueSmart break this trend?

We stopped by the Omate booth at CES 2014 and got some good time with the CEO. He gave us an overview of the device and its features. Check it out:

I suppose what I like the most is that this is a full Android device. It is not smartphone-dependent and you can just stick a SIM card in it to use it as your phone. In addition, the user can also connect it to any smartwatch and get all the features the TrueSmart offers.

Omate TrueSmart specs

  • 1.3 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 1.54-inch TFT display (240 x 240)
  • Multi-touch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • 2G/3G/WiFi/bluetooth 4.0/GPS
  • 5 MP camera
  • Speaker & microphone
  • 512MB + 4GB of internal storage (expandable by microSD 8/16/32GB)
  • Micro SIM card slot
  • 600 mAh battery (up to 100 hours standby)

The TrueSmart will be released later this year. You can already pre-order it for as low as $250 from the Omate site. Check out the video and stay tuned for more in the future! We plan to review this bad boy.

What do you think? Is the Omate TrueSmart the smartwatch for you?

Edgar Cervantes

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  1. It IS the phone……. hmm

  2. Too big. Yes, I know it includes the phone, so it’s self contained, which is nice, but that’s way too clunky for a wrist unless you’re Andre the Giant. We need some new input method besides clumsily jamming our meat sausages at the screen.

    1. The face itself isnt much larger than my Suunto, but it is definitely thicker. I am going to pass on this one, but it does mean that we are definitely on to something here.

      1. It’s @1.5mm thicker than a Suunto Core

  3. I am still waiting for the smartwatch to mature. This is the general format I want, the sim card and full android is great, I want to be able to replace my smartphone with the smartwatch for phone calls/time, but use a tablet for messaging. The thing it needs is waterproof, and some things like the pebble would be nice like eink with backlight display and a week long use.

  4. I think photos and videos would look pretty bad if you had hairy arms lol I mean smart watches in general

  5. It’s a 3MP (5MP interpolated). Might want to update your specs.

  6. All that powered by 600mAh? Better not be using for much more than a phone aid or you won’t get through the day. Yes, I’m aware that due to its size the battery can only be so big. That’s just a lot of radios to power.

  7. The name of this smarty piece says it all. The moment you said that this is not smartphone-dependent, I immediately liked this this smartwatch already. Way to go, Omate :)

  8. Can you ask them when they are shipping? Was supposed to get mine in October and they haven’t shipped yet. Also won’t give me a refund plus they have been having a ton of issues and they missed out on a lot of promises that they said during kickstarter

  9. It will be interesting what the Majors come out with in the near future. I have a Galaxy Gear and love it. That said I am very interested in the Truesmart as a stand alone and full Android function, the size is no drama to me so looking forward to what happens in the short term.

  10. By far the coolest smartwatch yet. Does it have a external speaker and do you think you can put a movie or TV show on it? Thks

  11. “I am obsessed with the idea of a smartwatch, but I haven’t found one that is made right.”

    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve either read or heard Edgar say that, I’d be swimming in Gold coins like Scrooge McDuck.

  12. But can it run Angry Birds?

  13. You should check out the Kickstarter page. Backers are generally quite unhappy

  14. As I heared from the TS a few months ago I thought I found what I always wanted. Now I know, I got just lies from the Company and couldn’t wait to be refunded.
    Just look into the forum or the Kickstarter page and you will see the truth.

    Currently I’m trusting more the NSA than Le Pen

  15. Please Phandroid, realize this company is only let downs. Delayed shipments, lies about Google Play integration, no sapphire crystal as advertised, only sapphire coating of some kind, not waterproof if you open the back, you MUST open the back to install SD card, or reset watch, 5MP camera advertised is really only 3MP, and the list goes on. I urge anyone considering this watch, to stay away, do NOT be taken by a lying company. Trying to get a refund is just more run around. If you ask for a refund, they stop communications. I was promised on Nov 17th, that my watch was shipping, not the truth. Someone at CES should have questioned the team as to why all the phony promises. Wish I was there.

  16. I got this rubbish email from Cecilia at Omate regarding my refund.


    This is Cecilia from

    Since your refund request has
    been registered and now we will send your money back, please provide me the
    information below:

    Bank swift code:

    Bank account number:

    Beneficiary name:

    Bank location:

    Refund amount:



    Are they kidding me? They want all my sensitive banking information to issue a refund? Why not just ask me to mail my wallet to them, then they put the money in it, and send it back? Because that is as likely to happen. I paid via paypal, send my money back via paypal. Or do an e-transfer, there are many other legitimate ways to refund money, then asking for the same information as the Nigerian prince scam. Does everyone see what a rubbish company this is? Such nonsense.

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