Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A smartwatch is raising ridiculous sums of cash in short order on Kickstarter.
The Omate TrueSmart is on an absolute tear. Since launching yesterday, the campaign has raised well over the stated $100,000 goal. The crowd loves the concept of the TrueSmart.
The campaign seeks to fund a new watch that sports a few interesting features to say the least. As the campaign page states, “Voice call, text messaging, social media messaging, sports apps, tracking, SOS device, GPS navigation, gesture control, voice control, voice-to-text, weather, music player, world clock functions, calendar alarms, voice notes… got your attention?”
Yes. Yes you do.
The differentiating factor for the TrueSmart is that it is said to be a true standalone piece of hardware as opposed to others that somewhat rely on a paired smartphone for the cooler features. The TrueSmart will still pair with a smartphone, but the team says it doesn’t rely on one. The watch runs Android 4.2 out of the box.
The stated hardware specs are also amazing on paper. The watch is said to include a dual-core processor and a litany of other gizmos that make the feature set mentioned above possible. All in all it appears to be an impressive little package. The crowd certainly thinks so.
The team behind the device can boast some robust prior experience. Omate CEO Laurent Le Pen has a robust CrunchBase profile that should ease some concerns about his ability to deliver and his knowledge of mobile tech. Laurent is said to lead a larger, global team as they work to bring the TrueSmart to market…
From concept to product, experts in all areas were brought together from all over the world – our team of industrial designers, graphic designers, engineers hardware and software, product managers etc come from 8 countries across 3 continents : USA, Canada, France, Netherlands, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
Something tells me we’ll be adding this to the list of million-dollar Kickstarters before all is said and done.
The watch can be claimed for $189 as an early bird deal. $179 units are gone, and once the 500 units are claimed at $189 the price will rise to a steady $199.
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