Omate's first smartwatch was a full-blown Android device on your wrist, but their second is dialing back the features in favor of something that's affordable and stylish. The Omate X, first teased just yesterday, trades in the Android OS of its TrueSmart predecessor for a more notifications-from-your-smartphone focused design. It is, as Omate calls it, a "companion smartwatch".
Unlike the first outing with its rounded rubberized plastic body, the Omate X turns on the fashion with a styling aluminum case and leather strap. There's no denying that the X looks worlds better than the TrueSmart.
As far as features are concerned, Omate's being a little coy on what the Omate X will support. The released images show a curved touch panel display with two buttons one one side. As for software, the Omate X will offer clock faces, voice controls, music controls, notifications, weather, and more. There's even a microphone and speaker embedded in the 11.2mm-thick body. Omate says the watch will be compatible with both Android and iOS devices and have a 7-day battery life (which compares quite favorably to its competition, including the Pebble Steel.
What is most surprising, though, is the price. Omate's pricing the Omate X at a mere $129. Though it seems to be seriously scaling back the functions of its predecessor and even ducking under what simpler smartwatches like Pebble can do, the Omate X still seems to be bringing a lot to the table for a very reasonable price.
Of course, we'll see for sure when it actually releases, and pre-orders are set to begin until the 1st of September. Until then, what do you think of the new Omate X?