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Omate adds two More Smartwatches to their Collection, Starting at $99

January 4, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

At CES, we knew we’d see a lot of smartwatches, and here are two more. This time from Omate. They announced a few smartwatches last year at CES, and have done the same at CES this year. Announcing two brand new round smartwatches for us to gush over. They are priced pretty affordably too, although they do not run on Android Wear, which is somewhat disappointing. Omate is known for bringing stylish smartwatches and looking at the image above you’ll see last year’s X which was $129, along with their Lutetia which was $169. Now for 2015, they are using the same MediaTek Aster Chip (which is the MT2502) to power these new smartwatches, plus the Lutetia’s near-circular, always-on color transflective touchscreen to bring us two new smartwatches. There’s the Roma and the Racer (third and fourth from the left in the picture above, respectively).

These smarwatches mainly work as notification watches right now, they also feature basic tracking plus customizable watch faces. And they’ll offer week-long battery life, which isn’t bad at all. Especially when you look at Android Wear smartwatches battery life. For those looking to order one of these smartwatches, Omate will have pre-orders running for the Racer from January 5th to the 15th and the price will be $99, after the 15th, price will jump to $129 until January 31st. Shipments are due to start shipping out at the end of February. There’s no pricing on the Roma just yet, but it’ll likely be under $200 still. And word is that it’ll be available at retailers in March.

So we’ve got a couple of great looking smartwatches here. It’s a shame that they aren’t running Android Wear, because if they were I bet they’d sell really well. Especially at these prices. We should hopefully get some hands on time with these two new smartwatches later this week when the show floor opens. But until then, you’ll have to make deal with the picture above. How many of you are interested in Omate’s latest smartwatches?