Standalone smart watch for $ 200
- Chinese omate was one of the first manufacturers to put a smart watch on the market that does not have to be paired with a smartphone to access the Internet, call or flaps. It now comes with a successor that is available from $ 199.
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The omate Rise boasts 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and runs on Android 5. 1 Lollipop. The device appears on the earliest in March 2016, but can be ordered via Indie Gogo gadget from December 7th. For the first 500 buyers the price tag is $ 199, then the price rises to $ 219.
The Rise does not run on Android Wear, but on a full version of Android which all normal apps on the smart watch can run. However, navigating through apps on a 1.3 inch video screen is often a problem. However Rise can also be used as a notification watch by linking it with smart watches that run on Android iOS9 or 4. 4 and above.
The housing of the Rise is made of plastic. The smart clock runs on a few powerful 1.2 GHz processor and has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. GPS and motion sensors are not lacking, so that the clock can do as an activity tracker service. The manufacturer promises a battery life of two days with normal use.