There are many wearables in the market while most of them are either powered by a proprietary OS, or by Android Wear, a wearable operating system announced by Google in March 2014. Though, there are many companies that have made quite the unusual steps. Like we saw smartwatches launched by brands running on Android KitKat 4.4, this scene is quite popular in China where you will see a lot of smartwatches being powered by the core Android OS.
Taking that unusual step, Omate has announced their new smartwatch that is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1. Yes, that’s correct. The company proudly announced the TrueSmart+ Watch that would allow you to make calls and do things that you do on your smartphone.
The Lollipop flavoured smartwatch isn’t as sleek as Apple Watch or as stylish as the new Gear S2. But it sure you fit the bill if you’re in market hunting for an affordable smartwatch with tons of features. Then this is your Watch. Sporting a 1.54-inch display with 320 x 320 resolution, the TS+ integrates a low power always-on sensor hub. Though, the company didn’t share the battery capacity or what would be the estimated battery life once fully charged.
The company states on its Facebook announcement that it would be available for purchase from late October or in November. The full-featured smartwatch from Omate would be coming in two variants priced at $149 and $169. The difference between them is that the cheap model runs on Android KitKat over the Lollipop. Moreover, as if it wasn’t weird enough, the pricier model TS+ would not have a camera that would be available on TSi, the cheaper model.
Both of these smartwatches would be packing 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Other interesting features include Wi-Fi, 2G/3G and GPS connectivity. It would be holding a microSIM cardholder to insert the SIM.
Note that company would start the pre-order of the Limited Editions of the TrueSmart+ and entry level variant TrueSmart-i watches from September 22 on their website. So, if you’re convinced of the value of this watch, go buy yourself a pair and make calls and do all kinds of stuff that you do on your smartphone but on the wrist.