We seem to be coming across new smart watches almost every other day. It seems like every body has a smart watch device in development or already announced. Those who have not announced anything are rumored to have one in development. So far, there are 2 types of smart watches. The first are those that work in tandem with a smart phone as an accessory. The phone is still the main smart device and the watch acts like a second display for notifications and other simple tasks. The second type is smart watches that are designed to replace a smart phone. The Omate TrueSmart Smart Watch like its name suggests, is of the second variety.
According to the provided specifications, the Omate TrueSmart smart watch is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek dual core processor and it runs on Android 4.2.2. It also comes with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage. Up to 32 GB additional storage can be added via a micro SD slot.
Like most smart phones, it has a 5MP camera, GPS, acclerometer, 1.5 inch 240×240 AMOLED display, Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. All-in-all, not very impressive for a smart phone but should be more than adequate for a smart watch. After all, it does not have a high-resolution display and neither would it ever be used for processor intensive tasks such as games and HD video.
The design seems compact although the camera is oddly placed on the right side of the watch. I would imagine that this will make taking photos with the watch still on your wrist pretty difficult.
While there are advantages to having a smart phone that replaces your smart phone completely, my personal preference is to have a smart watch that acts as a companion to my phone. My phone is much more to me nowadays than just a device to make calls. In fact I only spend a tiny fraction of my time on my phone making voice calls. Activities like web browsing, chatting, viewing videos, reading e-books, etc is just not possible on a device with such a small screen and limited text input capabilities. Your preference will depend on what you are currently mainly using your phone for.
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