Wearable and IoT device manufacturer Omate announced its latest smartwatch today at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Dubbed the Omate 4G Video Call – or Omate O4VC for short – the device is the company's first smartwatch with 4G connectivity support. The company's press release mentions that the device is powered by Qualcomm's platform and that it is targeted at a variety of market segments, including kids, elderly, and enterprise.
The Omate O4VC is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor announced a year ago around MWC 2016, or in other words, the same chipset powering the ASUS Zenwatch 3 announced in September 2016. However, unlike the aforementioned smartwatch featuring a circular dial, the Omate O4VC carries a square-shaped 1.3-inch color display with a resolution of 240 x 240. Furthermore, the smartwatch is powered by Android Wear, it houses 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of on-board memory, as well as a 2-megapixel camera, microphone, and loud speaker. Connectivity-wise it boasts Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and 4G LTE – FDD Dual Band, WCDMA Dual Band (2100 + 900 or 1900 + 850). Other features worth mentioning include an S.O.S. Button, a ceramic antenna, a gyroscope and magnetometer, as well as a 600 mAh Li-Po battery. The package IP67-water resistant and comes with a standard 20mm removable strap. According to the press release, the Omate O4VC can hold enough energy for up to three days of usage on a single charge.
Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform, the Omate O4VC takes advantage of always connected features and Omate adds that its collaboration with Qualcomm has opened up "possibilities for new experiences through Wearable-as-a-Service" or WaaS. According to the company, WaaS consists of services tailored for companies operating in a variety of segments including enterprise as well as market areas focused more on kids and elders. In any case, the Omate O4VC will launch in June 2017 in the United States for the price of $149 and will be available exclusively through Omate's partners. The press release also states that "associated services" will be made accessible through several insurance companies and mobile network starting September 2017. The wearable will be available in a wide variety of colors and will be demoed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, tomorrow, February 27. Until then, don't hesitate to have a sneak peek at the image gallery below.