So, here is my first full day running down the battery. Overall, I'd say my +Omate TrueSmart
did better than many feared.
1. I spent the first half of my day changing boot screens, adjusting launchers, and installing APKs.
2. I was checking my email and G+ very regularly throughout the day, as well as much texting.
3. I used my Omate as an access WiFi point for my phone nearly all day just to make sure there were no bugs in the radio.
4. I also used the Omate as a bluetooth connected hotspot for my phone. Again, no radio issues.
I assume, for my estimated normal usage, a good 12 hours is to be expected in between charges. I am one of the few who seems to think this is fantastic. I understand the Pebble can last days, but the Pebble is a different watch with a different purpose. Besides, once you install the Google Now Launcher, unlock your watch and say 'Ok Google' and then voice command the s*it out of your watch - you just feel
I am also hopeful for future iterations of mobile batteries. I would like to think that in 6, 12, and 18 months that battery manufacturers will be able to squeeze well over 1000mAh into these sized batteries and then all battery concerns will be avoided.
My main concern with the Omate is the lack of software development (currently). I mean this as a criticism of Omate itself. As an example:
The watch face selection that comes with the Omate is fine - but they had a huge contest a few months ago for watch face designs. In the OStore, there is an app (OClock) that houses these contest faces. When I wake my phone, however, both
apps fight for dominance as one watch face fades into the other. Fix that +Laurent Le Pen
I hope the Omate team makes some solid software and I hope app developers think of creative uses for this device. I'm happy with it as is, but I hope others see big potential.