The sapphire crystal-covered IPS display looks crisp, but even at 240x240 resolution text can get awfully small to see. The dense metal body of the watch feels solid, and it's sealed to be water-resistant.
Typing is accomplished via an on-screen keyboard from Fleksy. It works, somewhat, but it seriously tried my patience. Big surprise, on a 1.5-inch screen. Alternative: you can actually pair a Bluetooth keyboard, like I did, and use it instead. Weird as heck, but effective.
The watch has no external ports: the SIM card slot is behind a screwed-in metal plate, and it charges via a external cradle with its own Micro USB port. The watch came with its own mini-screwdriver and extra screws.
At $249/$299 for versions with 4GB/8GB of storage, the Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 is actually less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and theoretically does a lot more as a stand-alone device. Even if impractical, it shows what wearable tech is capable of.