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:
Dimensions: Diameter 62.70mm Thickness 17.2mm (20.5mm including mount interface)
Bezel: POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)
Housing: Plancast Plus 6063 Aluminum
GPS: 72-channel GPS/ SBAS/ QZSS/ GLONASS/ BeiDou
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
Apps: IOs and Android optimized apps for reviewing rides, uploading ride data, calibration; compatible with STRAVA
Assembled: Oulu, Finland
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.
“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: