In a world full of beeps, pings and alerts, riding a bike should be about escaping all this. This sweet looking new GPS records your track and provides only pertinent analog information such as current speed, distance, time ridden, and elevation. Nothing more. No fiddly settings. No sharing nonsense.

Posted by Logan Watts

After the success of its 2016 Kickstarter campaign, OMATA has refined and perfected the OMATA One and started shipping the first batch of devices. The OMATA One is a thoroughly modern GPS-enabled bike computer that fuses the nostalgic design of analog with the precision of advanced sensors and GPS tech.

The Omata One is available in KM or MPH versions. Each display the Speed (0-65 MPH / 0-120 KPH); Total distance (1 revolution = 100mi / 100km); Vertical ascent (1 revolution =10,000ft / 4,000m); Time of Day; and Total ride time (Hours). With a built in GPS, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, including a barometric pressure sensor and 3-axis linear accelerometer, the Omata One records your routes too, which is particularly interesting for us route enthusiasts. With 4GB built in storage, Omata claims that is has enough internal storage to record and save all the rides you’ll ever ride. Here are the specs:

Measurement Units: Metric or Imperial
Dimensions: Diameter 62.70mm Thickness 17.2mm (20.5mm including mount interface)
Weight: 79g
Bezel: POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)
Housing: Plancast Plus 6063 Aluminum
GPS: 72-channel GPS/ SBAS/ QZSS/ GLONASS/ BeiDou
Storage: 4GB
Movement: OMATA and Seiko Precision Inc.
Other Sensors: ANT, BLE, 3-axis Accelerometer, Barometric Pressure Sensor
Font: OMATA Custom numeral font created to optimize readability while riding
Ingress Protection: IPX5
Speed Accuracy: 0.18 KPH, 0.11MPH
Distance Accuracy: 2.5m, 8ft
Battery Life: 17+ hours
Charging: USB-C
Apps: IOs and Android optimized apps for reviewing rides, uploading ride data, calibration; compatible with STRAVA
Assembled: Oulu, Finland

Omaha One GPS

At $550, it’s certainly not cheap, but if money’s is no object, and you are a connoisseur of fine design, it sure is neat looking. Customers who missed out on the OMATA crowdfunding campaign can pre-order a unit on the OMATA website starting August 22, 2017. We look forward to getting our hands on one to test. For more insight, there is an except from their official press release below as well as a video at the bottom of this post.

  • Omaha One GPS
  • Omaha One GPS
Press release excerpt: “We live in an age of constant pings: emails, text messages, live Strava segments and more. When this continual flow of data migrated to cycling computers it became evident to us that riding no longer felt like an escape. The OMATA One changes that. Offering only the most important information in an legible, glanceable dial-gauge format, OMATA One allows the rider to fully immerse themselves in the experience of riding,” says co-founder Julian Bleecker.

“That’s also why the graphic design was so fundamental to OMATA. Using contrasting colors and a custom typeface, we’ve made the experience of using OMATA natural and intuitive. The display can be read at a glance without interrupting your ride,” continues co-founder Rhys Newman.

OMATA bike computers present data beautifully and simply on an analog face. The four hands refer to speed, distance, elapsed time, and total climb; the computers are available in both metric and imperial data format. OMATA utilizes an analog face to bring your focus to what matters most: the ride.

Watch the Omaha One video:

  • Kurt Schneider

    Interesting piece of tech. Based on the video, I can see why one of the FAQs asks if it’s only for road bikes..likely because the video seems like it was produced with Rapha/Strava users in mind. (Pre Walmart buyout, of course.)

    Disclaimer: I don’t I have anything made of lycra, just built a Big Fat Dummy, and chuckled at the inclusion of the custom font in the specs list. If it were closer to $300…I’d probably order one.

  • getindiegames

    Seems not practical at all to read used on a mountainbike, looks like a roadie product more than for bikepacking or mountain bike. Plus the price tag is ridiculous.

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