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Omate Rise Smartwatch Boasts 3G Support And Runs On Android 5.1

1 December 2015, 2:03 pm EST By Mark Lelinwalla Tech Times
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The Omate Rise smartwatch boasts the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and 3G support with a micro SIM card slot for $200. It will reportedly launch on Indiegogo on Dec. 7, with shipments set for March of next year.

The Rise allows users to track fitness and receive text messages, emails and social media notifications without having to be synced with your smartphone or be connected to Wi-Fi. Because it runs Android 5.1, it can load any standard Android app.

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The smartwatch is powered by a MediaTek MT2601 dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 chip, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, all churning out the energy to carry out tasks via its 1.3-inch, 360 by 360 LCD screen. Other specs found in the watch include an accelerometer, GPS radio, gyroscope and Bluetooth 4.1 capability with low energy. The company says its 580 mAh battery will give users two days of juice under normal usage.

"We are so excited to unveil the Omate Rise as the flagship product of our 2016 Wearable Tech Platform. We are delighted to team up with Indiegogo for this World's First 48-hour crowdfunding campaign," Laurent Le Pen, founder and CEO of Omate, said in a company release about the Rise. "It's a rendezvous with our community of users made of pioneers and innovators who share the same vision as Omate."

According to Slash Gear, the first 500 backers will land the watch for $199, while the second 500 pledgers will put the timepiece on their wrists for $209, with the rest needing to put up $219 to snag the watch.

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