Omate Rise Android Smartwatch Crowdfunder Raises $50,000 in Half-an-Hour

/ 8 years ago

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The Omate Rise, billed as the “World’s first standalone water-resistant smartwatch with carbon Fiber bezel powered by Android 5.1” by its creators, has smashed its $30,000 goal on Indiegogo, raising over $50,000 in the first half-hour of its 65-hour crowdfunding campaign alone.

Omate is an ambitious, two-year-old startup, based in both the Mountain View in California and Shenzhen in China, and focuses on creating fashionable wearable tech, often in partnership with other brands.

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The Android 5.1 Lollipop Omate Rise runs on a 3G Dual-Core 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A7 processor and an ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, with a 360×360, 1.3-inch innolux display.

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Croundfunding options range from the Super Early Bird Developer package (SIM Unlocked + Open Source Access + Limited Edition Engraved + Free Heart Rate Monitor and Keychain. Retail Price: $398) to the Super Early Bird Partner Pack (SIM Unlocked Five (5) units SIM Unlocked + Limited Edition Engraved. Retail Price: $1,745) both available for the first 48 hours only.

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At the time of writing, the Omate Rise has raised $53,963, courtesy of 246 backers, with 64 hours of its crowdfunding campaign yet to go. Omate aims to ship its first run of smartwatches by March 2016, with a full retail version following soon after.

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