It seems that everyone and their grandma wants to create their own smartwatch, but everyone that has done this so far, is doing it by linking the wearable with a smartphone, however a new Kickstarter Project is looking to do things a little differently.
Called the Omate TrueSmart, the new project is looking for backing to create their own independent smartwatch and is something they are calling the “Smartwatch 2.0”.
The device will allow the user to control Voice call, text messaging, social media messaging, sports apps, tracking, SOS device, GPS navigation, gesture control, voice control, voice-to-text, weather, music player, world clock functions, calendar alarms and voice notes, using just the one device.
Made with a Metal body encasing, the TrueSmart is IP67 Water Resistant, with watertight internals and a charging connector made from special waterproof connectors.
In terms of hardware the TrueSmart runs on Android 4.2.2 and features a 1.54 inch colour display with a 240 x 240 resolution, 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 4GB of in-built storage with up to 32GB of microSD expandability and finally 3G connectivity.
To make the calls you will have to add a microSIM slot, but there’s no news yet what type of SIM this would need.
You can find out more about the TrueSmart on their Kickstarter project page, where you will need to pledge $179 or more to grab one of the watches.