Last Shipment / Firmware update / Mobile Asia Expo / What's next?
We are going to ship the very last batch of TrueSmart to the backers. Yeah, the day has finally come to say goodbye... to the shipment updates. But no worries, we still have many surprises to come and we will keep you updated ;-)
The last batch of 1GB+8GB 2100MHz will leave Hong Kong early next week, we will have the tracking numbers from next Friday and as informed last week the transit may be longer than the previous DHL shipment as we will use Swisspost. We have added an extra cradle charger instead of the extra battery as we are not authorized to ship extra battery by air anymore, on top of that we have been struggling with DHL as they could not ship to several countries. Apologies for the delays and the last minute change but we had no choice. We are deeply grateful for your encouragement and support.
Shipment Status / Update:
• 512MB+4GB / 2100MHz: completed
• 1GB+8GB / 1900MHz: completed
• 1GB+8GB / 2100MHz: completed (last parcel in HK)
As explained in the previous updates, there are several weeks between first shipments and last arrival of each batch. We know that many of you have been waiting a long time from shipment to delivery (average is 20 days through Swisspost).
New OTA firmware update is available now for the 1GB+8GB versions: Omate_TrueSmart_V2.0_20140527 System settings / System / About TrueSmart / wireless update / Check for update then wait 15min after reboot, if it fails just remove the battery and you should be up to date.
1. update to OUI 2.1
2. includes SMART MODE
3. Free space by deleting system 3rd party app: latest versions are available for download in Ostore
4. System optimization
The life of a project is full of roadblocks and brick walls and as Randy Pausch would say: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
Our primary goal was to make the World connected through our wrist. We have created the term “smartwatch 2.0” to explain the standalone difference with the other existing smartwatches (1.0) which are companion. At Omate, our vision is that the smarwatches 2.0 are an extension of your smartphone in situation where you cannot carry it. That’s the reason why we consider the TrueSmart as new generation of lifestyle / sport watch especially for the casual outdoor activities and therefore targeting people with an active lifestyle.
On top of that, the TrueSmart is clearly a disruptive product in a new wearable industry. We have created a complete Telecom Wearable ecosystem for the smartwatch 2.0 through the Omate User Interface.
Even though, the TrueSmart was not our first involvement in terms of telecom product design and development (Omate management did that for the last 10 years), it has been by far the most difficult project to manage on every aspects: hardware, software and mechanical design. That’s most likely why the Tier1 manufacturers started by designing smartwatches 1.0 :-)
More than half of our Kickstarter community is made of Industrial Partners and Developers. We have met incredible people thanks to Kickstarter and that has been the beginning of an amazing story for us.
We do apologize about the delays and things we could not do as we planned. It's merely impossible to avoid delays when you get 10x what you expected to raise on Kickstarter; we never gave up whatever the challenges we have been facing over the last few months and today you can be ensured to wear the most incredible smartwatch 2.0 design to date.
Omate will celebrate its first anniversary on July 1st and as we had so many things to do on the operational side, we did not have time and resources to communicate as much as we wished but we will improve in the future. As a one year old child, it’s time to walk and explore further our wearable world.
Omate has been a rocketship since Day 1 on Kickstarter thanks to you guys. We will always remember that and we will prove it soon.
As for the “after Kickstarter campaign” which will end when the last backer will receive its TrueSmart, we will be able to focus on supporting you regarding the missing items, replacements and refunds until the end of July.
We will keep you posted through Kickstarter updates and we will have exciting news and surprises for you guys so stay tuned.
You are welcome to visit us if you are around Shanghai next week, Omate has been invited as part of the Connected City initiative to attend the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo: http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/gsma-provides-new-details-mae/
Omate TrueSmart Team
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XDA Developers Forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/omate-truesmart/
Wearable Design: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Wearable-Design-1794802