Wearable gadgets are the future, or so it seems. A lot of companies are working on smartwatches. In one corner you have deep-pocketed companies such as Samsung, Apple and Microsoft, who are all rumored to be working on their smartwatch. In the other you have small companies that rely on crowdfunding for the money required to produce their creations. We’ve already covered a lot of such projects, Pebble, Agent and HOT Watch to name a few. There’s a new contender now that has already achieved half of its funding goal within 24 hours of being launched. Its the Omate TrueSmart, a 3G capable waterproof smartwatch that runs Android 4.2.2.
The TrueSmart has a 1.54 inch 240×240 pixel resolution LCD display, a 1.3GHz dualcore processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD, a 5 megapixel camera mounted on the side, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-FI and a 3G micro-SIM slot. Its IP67 waterproof, which makes it good for showers, swimming and jogging. The lowest one can pledge for a TrueSmart right now is $179, limited to 500 backers. Delivery is estimated to take place in November this year. The project has only been up on Kickstarter for merely one day, as of this writing it has received $58,241 in pledges and with 29 days to go, it may very well reach its goal of $100,000.
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