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Jan
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Remember when Pebble blew its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal out of the water by raising over 50 times that much? Well it's not the only watch born from that crowdfunding platform to bring in a ton of cash. The Omate Truesmart watch, despite being even bulkier than most of the already chunky competition, finished its Kickstarter campaign with over $1,000,000. Much of this money came from enthusiasts eager to have an even smaller build of Android on their wrist at all times - so for those people who are already unconcerned with thoughts of practicality or fashion, TeamWin has recently added support for the TrueSmart to TWRP. Forget flashing custom ROMs to your phone - now your watch can get in on the action too.

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To get your hands on the software, just head over to TeamWin's Omate TrueSmart page and follow the provided instructions. When you're done, you should be greeted by the somewhat adorable 240 by 240 theme you see above.

But as usual, be careful what you do with TWRP. Taking a wrong step could easily brick your device. Though, to be honest, the TrueSmart is already a brick of a watch to begin with. Just do what you can to keep it working.

TeamWin's Omate TrueSmart Download Page

Source: Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    "Taking a wrong step could easily brick your device. Though, to be honest, the TrueSmart is already a brick of a watch to begin with."

    Reminds me of those earlier brick-sized watches that held candy in them. Now those were useful watches.

  • didibus

    Who's got money for all these smart watches kickstarters? It's like an infinite bucket of cash flowing in them.

    • Daniel

      Tech nerds love watches it seems.

      • Mike Reid

        Lots of older nerds are still seeking the TRUE futuristic "Dick Tracy" watch, or similar sci-fi wrist device.

        And some of them have barrels of cash from tech IPOs of the 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s.

      • http://www.martian-imperium.com/ Lokifish Marz

        Or those tired of waiting for a phone to replace their two year old phone that still does stuff the new ones don't.

  • TY

    With such small touch targets I'm afraid it's relatively easy to "take a wrong step".
    Someone need to make a better UI for small screens.

    • http://www.martian-imperium.com/ Lokifish Marz

      Unless you have really big fingers or fat finger your KB on a regular basis, it works fine.

    • gerhard

      The UI is designed and tried by actual users, so I assume it is usable.
      TWRP has enough confirmations it seems.
      But in general, something like the a smartwatch need more considerations.

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  • usaff22

    My old HTC Wildfire had a 240x320 screen. Not much different from this, I guess lol

    Edit: I wonder if this watch has a GPU? The poor-old wildfire had only the armv6 to power the UI :(

    • gerhard

      GPU is Mali 400, in SoC MediaTek 6572.
      For what it means, AnTuTu is slightly higher than Samsung Galaxy S2.

      • Mike Reid

        Was really digging the idea of a watch with TWRP and ROMs to come etc.

        But MediaTek ? Not so interesting, unless the product is well made and MediaTek starts releasing more tech info for their SOCs and other chips.

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