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Omate TrueSmart Waterproof Android Smartwatch Specs, Price, Release Date: Is This Sports Watch a Galaxy Gear Killer? [VIDEO}

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(Photo : Omate) Omate TrueSmart Waterproof Android Smartwatch: Is This Sports Watch a Galaxy Gear Killer?

A new Android smartwatch promises wrist-ready computing on the go.

A Kickstarter campaign for the TrueSmart smartwatch from developer Omate shattered its $100,000 funding goal in less than 24 hours.

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The gadget syncs with your smartphone to push notifications and other information straight to your wrist.

The TrueSmart is a 3G capable, waterproof watch that runs on Android 4.2.2. It packs a 1.54-inch 240x240 pixel resolution LCD display, a 1.3GHz dual core processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

The watch also includes support for Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi and a 3G mico-SIM slot, UberGizmo reports.

And the watch is waterproof so it's good in the shower, in the pool and in the rain. Omate touts it as a perfect companion for athletes.

Backers who pledge at leat $189 will recieve a TrueSmart watch. The devices are expected to ship by November of this year.

The news comes as several tech giants prepare to roll out smartwatches of their own early next month.

According to rumors, Samsung might unveil the so-called "Galaxy Gear" smartwatch at the IFA trade show in Berlin, set to start Sept. 4.

Design details for the watch leaked this month, possibly revealing the device's power button, USB port, speaker and touch-sensitive back and menu buttons, Sam Mobile reports.

New reports suggest Samsung is busy testing firmware for the Galaxy Gear, which could compete with a rumored iWatch device from Apple.

It's unclear when a smartwatch from Apple might land but recent reports suggest the company is ramping up production after it hired a new development team.

It's possible the rumored "iWatch" could debut at an upcoming Apple press event Sept. 10, when the company is expected to unveil the next iteration of the iPhone.


 

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