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Omate® TrueSmart™ truly standalone water-resistant smartwatch, works independently from and with all smartphones. 3G, Voice & Gestures!
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4,378 backers pledged $1,032,352 to help bring this project to life.

1GB+8GB shipment / Friday's winner #TrueSmartHackaton / CES Las Vegas

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Dear Backers,

First of all, let me wish you all a Happy New Year! 

It has been a crazy journey since we have launched the TrueSmart on Kickstarter. The TrueSmart is definitely part of the most advanced wearable devices to date. Thanks to the OUI ecosystem, we do believe the TrueSmart is by far the best smartwatch 2.0. We are writing together the first pages of a new exciting segment in the Consumer Electronics field. 

We are very grateful to you for all the support we have received from you after the campaign even though we - Omate - made mistakes and faced many roadblocks but “Smooth seas don't make skillful sailors” :-) 

The Team has learnt a lot from this experience and 2014 is going to be an exciting year for Omate. 

I want to address our special thanks to the Alpha Developers who are working on the Oapps through the #TrueSmartHackaton. 

New upgrade: 

• The breaking news of today’s update is that we will upgrade the backers who have pledge the 512MB+4GB (1900MHz) to 1GB+8GB (1900MHz). 

• The main reason is that if we did not do so we would have delayed their shipment until February and that was not acceptable. 

• These backers will still be among the last ones to receive their pledge while they were actually part of the very first people to back us so that’s why we are happy to upgrade them to compensate that delay. 

Therefore, we will upgrade every 1900MHz backers to 1GB+8GB 

• The EU backers who have pledged for the 512MB+4GB enjoyed real early bird deliveries. Please do not feel disadvantaged Vs your American fellows. 

• We are offering a free TrueSmart PCB keychain to those of you who pledged 1GB+8GB compared to 1GB+4GB as confirmed in the previous updates. 

Current working view of the shipment planning start per model*: 

New Plan: 

1. 512MB+4GB (2100MHz EU): Ongoing 

2. 1GB+8GB (1900MHz US): Beginning of January (FCC will be officially released anytime soon)

3. 1GB+8GB (2100MHz EU): Mid of January 

4. 512MB+4GB (1900MHz US): upgraded to 1GB+8GB (1900MHz US): End of January 

*Please note that the above dates are shipment start so it takes a few weeks between first and last shipments as they are shipped out one by one. Thanks

#TrueSmartHackaton 

Here is the winner of the #TrueSmartHackaton 1 / Friday Jan 3rd session: +Raimund Z for: 

• Onotepad: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.raimund.onotepad

• Oreminder: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.raimund.oReminder

#TrueSmartHackaton Number 1: Next announcement: 

- Jan 10 

#TrueSmartHackaton Number 2: 

- Jan 31 

- Feb 7 

- Feb 14 

- Feb 21 

- Feb 28 

Each winner will be rewarded with a special Hacker Edition of the TrueSmart which will be shipped end of February. These Limited Edition models will be marked from #1 to #10 with a customized laser printed battery cover + each winner will be granted VID early bird samples (Very Important Developer) of any new product development of Omate in 2014. We look forward to developing the TrueSmart Ecosystem with the Omate Developer community! 

By the way, we will have a booth at the CES Las Vegas next week (South 4 - #36635) Feel free to visit us if you are around as we are always pleased to meet our backers in real life. 

Best regards, 

Laurent Le Pen 

CEOmate 

@OmateTrueSmart 

+OmateTrueSmart 

Facebook :www.facebook.com/omatetruesmart

Omate TrueSmart Community Forums: www.omate.com/forum

www.omate.com


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Comments

    1. Creator David Arrowsmith on January 14, 2014

      Seriously! When am I getting my watch?!

    2. Creator Nicholas Pires on January 14, 2014

      Are european backers going to be shipped this month? I'd like to know! Thank you

    3. Creator Thomas Myers on January 13, 2014

      Any update about FCC clearance? It has been "Any day now" since early December...

      Still have not received my "October" Dev edition, and have not received any response to my direct messaging to Omate.

      Late is fine. But be honest about the updates and new timeframes. Expectations are more important than "appearances".

    4. Creator Eric on January 11, 2014

      @fmotta, to be fair, they're at CES, so updates will probably not be in the cards right now. As for "When the logo is prevalent on a product, or a "give away" then I expect that I will get stipend for displaying the logo or I will cover it or not display it."

      C'mon...seriously? I've posted my share of gripes in these updates, but no offense, but your expectation there is ridiculous. Do you cover or remove your car's badges as well? Maybe you do the same thing with your clothing? Again, sorry...ridiculous.

    5. Creator fmotta on January 10, 2014

      Updates?
      Keychain/fobs are like all other cruft... a way of getting others to perform marketing/advertising for you. When the logo is prevalent on a product, or a "give away" then I expect that I will get stipend for displaying the logo or I will cover it or not display it. Keyfobs are only a way of making an already too large mechanical collection larger with no value add. So, key fobs are landfill (at best).

    6. Creator Giles Goodman on January 8, 2014

      Still didn't get my watch yet... :-(

    7. Creator how_eee on January 8, 2014

      Where's my watch? Did you sent it to me? How can I know about it?

    8. Creator Ubaid Memon on January 8, 2014

      @omate pls update about my shipment to india. Everybody talking about USA & Europe & rest of the world. When should I expect.

    9. Creator Talo Hubert on January 7, 2014

      By the way, any news about Google play integration or is it definitively out?

    10. Creator Leroy Ch-E on January 7, 2014

      what? October dev. 1G upgraded EU will be the last served (yes because why will they assemble 1/8 1900 and stop it for 2100 and then back 1900 ? Read between the lines!) My back is an highway like this ( O )
      It will be my first dev. : ( O )mate ^^ that sounds good for a fart box App.!

    11. Creator Eric on January 6, 2014

      This is the reply I received my 1st email requesting an update on 12/29:

      "will start sending it out in the middle of next month."

      I'm taking this with a grain of salt considering the shipping date updates lately.

    12. Creator Marro van Krieken on January 5, 2014

      @ Omate Do the recently announced shipping dates (update 57) also relate to the Standard edition? If yes: Great!! If not: what is the planning for the Standard editions?

    13. Creator Light N on January 4, 2014

      Hi Omate,

      This smart watch is a reward for my backed project. Why this one will be charged import tax and value added tax ? It’s 35$, and I just don’t know why.

      It’s not a purchase transaction. It’s my reward. I think maybe you forgot to send it like a gift and it was charged me 35$ .

      This is not a good news and I am not satisfied. Anw, please pay attention for other backers.

    14. Creator useretail on January 4, 2014

      So can we get additional battery instead of (imo useless) keychain?

    15. Creator Dueling Glove (The Infamous) on January 4, 2014

      @Joey, yes I thought I'd have mines by now too but to my chagrin I don't. I take a morbid satisfaction knowing lots of people who backed this like I did also remain without a product. Don't judge me ;0)

    16. Creator Arning, Zarzutzki on January 3, 2014

      First I will thank you +Laurent Le Pen , +Omate TrueSmart Team and everybody for your support, ideas and recognition. For me it is a passion to code like even +Cyril Preiss said, that's what us motivate. And it is very hard to spent no time, with any thoughts about the coding. I think the next person in the #truesmarthackathon have the same engine.
      Well we have today made an wellness day to refuel the power. It was so awesome to hear sound in the water. You must put your ear on the water surface and heard so clearly the music. Over the water you have nothing heard. so for every an nice evening, morning or anything else where you are. p.s. Raimund Z. on G+

    17. Creator Joey Alexander on January 3, 2014

      What I meant to say was early January 2015. Anyway, I just hope my free key chain fairs better with FCC certification.

    18. Creator Joey Alexander on January 3, 2014

      Glad to see the "experts" in your shipping and logistics are really going above and beyond with this. According to the newest timetable, I should receive my 1GB/8GB Truesmart early January of 2014.

    19. Creator Alberto Navero on January 3, 2014

      I think that you have to give its an explanation. Why the US will be delivered prior to EU oct 1/4 (now 1/8)if you have delays with the FCC?

      Thanks for all improvements after the finish of the kickstarter.

    20. Creator fmotta on January 3, 2014

      Still hoping to receive mine soon. A product with lots of features that is sitting on a warehouse offers me little value.

    21. Creator Jim Casaburi on January 3, 2014

      @Omate, I was wondering where on this schedule a person who originally pledged for a U.S. Developer (original Oct delivery) with a 1GB/4GB configuration (since upgraded to 1GB/8GB as per update 54) fits into this schedule given that there does not seem to be a distinction in the shipping plan between those who originally pledged for U.S. 512/4gb and U.S. 1gb/4gb configurations. Could the post be revised to clarify if the intent is that those groups go out at the same time or if indeed, there is a distinction in shipping schedule?

      Thank you

    22. Creator Ole Johansen on January 3, 2014

      Was planing on trying to live with just the Omate for a year, bought a Nexus 5.
      Perhaps I can flip it for a buck at Ebay.

    23. Creator Pandu W Sastrowardoyo on January 3, 2014

      Omate, you guys really need a PR department. Your updates suck, and you don't answer questions.

      You also need someone to better manage your supply chain and manufacturing too, but that one's too obvious.

      Cheers!

    24. Creator Vittorio Cerciello on January 3, 2014

      @Susan
      ...if you are in US is different... you have been upgraded to 1/8gb and they will start shipments end of january, so 2 weeks off for chinese new year and 2 for delivery = you will (hoping) have your TS end of feb

    25. Creator Vittorio Cerciello on January 3, 2014

      @Omate
      The mid january EU backers hope you will end shipment before New Chinese Year... ;-)

    26. Creator Vittorio Cerciello on January 3, 2014

      @Susan
      Shoukd be the 512/4 gb ... so the first in the line, they said "ongoing" status!

    27. Creator The Alamo on January 3, 2014

      What version is the $179 and when will it ship USA?
      So confusing

    28. Creator Pawan K Shrestha on January 3, 2014

      @Omate, I am a US backer (1GB/4GB upgraded to 1GB/8GB) - Just trying to gauge your production speed. Since you mentioned US backers will be first and are also saying that you will be shipping EU backers by mid Jan - does it mean by or before mid-Jan you will be done with production of all 1GB/8GB US editions (I understand shipping ofcourse will have to wait for FCC)?

    29. Creator Omate on January 3, 2014

      @Phil backers of 1GB+4GB have all been upgraded to 1GB+8GB as explained in the update #54 so your EU version will start shipping from Mid of January.

    30. Creator Phil Hough on January 3, 2014

      Hi,

      Omate "Omate TrueSmart DEVELOPERS Edition"

      1/4Gb EU ordered. No shipping on your plan for this - I've also no watch.
      I see I also don't get a 1/8Gb upgrade.

      Can you provide some info on EU 1/4Gb ship plan?

    31. Creator Omate on January 3, 2014

      @Alvaro, depending on which version EU or US you have pledged but you have been indeed upgraded to 1GB+8GB and you will receive your TrueSmart in the course of January.

    32. Creator Jim on January 3, 2014

      Yes, Shaun is correct. Omate certainly has had poor communications of late, but I believe that is because they are working hard to fix the problems which have been found.

      Yes, we have a right to be upset, even angry, but they are doing their best for us. I believe that.

    33. Creator TEODORIU BOGDAN on January 3, 2014

      Survey sent: 9/22/2013,,,,,,I RECEIVE MY TS ON 27 DEC 2013 BY TNT DELIVERY.
      THANK YOU OMATE GREAT WORK !!!!!!!!!!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…

    34. Creator Alvaro Martinez on January 3, 2014

      Good morning, I got confused a bit, since I pledged on an early bird with and upgrade to 1GB (1Gb/4GB) then in on an earlier update (I think update 55) you mentioned that those 1GB/4GB will be upgraded to 1Gb/8Gb so my question is, the shipping date for persons like myself who pledged for early bird with upgrades what will be the shipping date, the first or end weeks of january? Thank you!

    35. Creator IraqiGeek on January 3, 2014

      @Omate,
      35 other comments with concerns and questions, and you choose to ignore them all and write a thank you instead to the one person who didn't have any questions?!

      You realize the first thing anyone visitng your booth at CES will do is look at the KS page and see all those questions being ignored, don't you? How do you think will this reflect on you as a company?

    36. Creator Omate on January 3, 2014

      Thanks Shaun!

    37. Creator Stuart on January 3, 2014

      @Aaron, I'm one of the backers who pledged $50 more than all the other pledge tiers for the 1/8gb version - and I do feel a little cheated that I could have *saved* $50 rather than just get a $10 keychain as "compensation".

    38. Creator Aaron on January 3, 2014

      Although I may be starting to get slight dissapointed with the delays, I am more annoyed with some backers who rude to image, have feel entitled to something more than a keychain. I'm sorry but if if this is your first kickstarter this is how many projects will be so either live with it and be patient or leave. I swear some people make humans look pathetic so greedy and rude to someone who is trying to give you something. It's not like they said oh sorry, thx 4 teh monies no watch for you. Grow up please...

    39. Creator Shaun Huang on January 3, 2014

      Aaand this is why many developers are hesitant about giving release dates no matter how much people plead for dates. lol.

      Compared to other Kickstarter projects, 2~3 month delay is not that bad. Good job on working through the kinks and not giving up!

    40. Creator Karsten Topp on January 3, 2014

      So much for the "Early Bird".
      March then....
      Oh, F@ck ... did they mention WHICH YEAR?
      This is going to be Pebble 2.0 - or even worse. I have been part of the "Pebble Experience" and it seems Omate will be same-same again...

    41. Creator Enrique Duran on January 3, 2014

      @TBog... based on what it says, i think your applies to this:
      3. 1GB+8GB (2100MHz EU): Mid of January
      Thinking that your version got upgraded to the 1GB+8GB

    42. Creator Bryan Hussey on January 3, 2014

      was there anything in this update we didn't already know?

    43. Creator Vincent Hoquet on January 3, 2014

      In my case I would never again trust Omate. All I want is to receive my order, then Omate can always hope they will not have a penny from me, especially since the reviews that already have problems are not very reassuring. Long live the "Made in China" made in emergency ... Not to mention insulting keychains supposed to be compensation.

      Farewell Omate I liked you but you will not see me anymore, it's over. You have disappointed me too.

    44. Creator Stephen Younger on January 3, 2014

      I don't agree with the idea that Omate's reputation being damaged. It'll be all forgiven once the product is on our wrists. I'd rather take delays to make sure it's working than to get more grief if I get it and something's wrong with it. Pebble kickstarters waited a longer time and now it seems to be s successful product.

    45. Creator Vittorio Cerciello on January 3, 2014

      @TBog
      The 1/4 version does not more exist.. now you are on 1/8 upgraded, EU .. so hoping mud january starting delivery

    46. Creator TBog on January 3, 2014

      I still don't get when the 1GB+4GB (2100MHz EU) will ship...
      Will anyone please help me?

    47. Creator nikolas ostropolskiy on January 3, 2014

      Let me translate this update:

      Beginning of January shipment: will arrive some time between March 1- april 25
      Mid January shipment: will arrive some time between April 29- may 15
      End of January shipment: will arrive when f*ck you, you dont get one.

    48. Creator Jim on January 3, 2014

      People, give them time. They have to get the orders out for the AW-420's and those cute pink ones first.

    49. Creator Jimmy on January 3, 2014

      As someone who originally backed at the 1GB+4GB (1900MHz US) level, where does that put me in the shipping timelines? Beginning of January or end?