Need help with your OMATA?
Below we’ve listed the most common questions we get asked. If you have a question not addressed here, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Julian or Cary will get back to you within 24-48hrs M-F.
Q: Is the OMATA One analog?
A: On the outside it is analog, but on the inside, it’s an advanced GPS cycling computer. We translate the digital data into analog movement of the hands using a modern, mechanical movement designed and developed with Seiko Precision Inc.
Q: Does it have GPS?
A: Yes. It has GPS. Your rides are recorded just as they would be for any other cycling computer.
Q: What data does the OMATA One show on the face?
A: The OMATA One shows Speed, Distance, Ascent and Time.
Q: Can I get my data off my OMATA One?
A: Yes, you can get the data after rides are done, and sync it to Strava (or the app of your choice) from the OMATA Utility App, which is available on the Apple App Store.
Alternatively you get can get the data onto your computer by plugging in your OMATA One over USB to your computer and dragging off the activity file. Follow these steps:
1. Rotate the bezel to CONNECT
2. Only after you have done Step 1, plug the USB-C cable to the OMATA One and then to your computer
3. Your OMATA One will mount like a USB drive on your computer
4. Navigate to the 'ACTIVITIES' folder and open it. Your rides will be in there, in date stamped file names.
5. Copy the rides from there to wherever you would like. If you want to upload them to Strava, for example, go here to upload: www.strava.com/upload/select
If you connect your OMATA One to your computer before rotating the bezel to CONNECT, you will not see the device mount as a USB drive. You must first rotate the bezel to CONNECT and then connect your OMATA One to your computer.
Q: I have an Android phone, is there an Utility App for me?
A: We’re working on it. A beta version is available on the Google Play Store.
Q: What data format do you use for the activity files?
A: We use the sports industry standard FIT file format, same as most other sports and fitness trackers. It can be uploaded directly to, for example, Strava.
Q: Will it pair with speed sensors, power meters and HR monitors?
A: See this blog post for details on pairing to ANT+ and BLE sensors.
Q: I don't like smartphones. Can I still use it?
A: Definitely. It doesn't require a smartphone to function or to off load the Activity FIT files from your rides.
Q: How can I manually update the firmware?
Q: How do I turn it on?
A: Our mechanical, rotating bezel is the primary interface. Simply rotate to go through the three modes: RIDE, END RIDE, CONNECT. You can download our Quick Start Guide PDF here or watch our Quick Start Guide Video’s here.
Q: How do I charge it?
A: The product is fitted with a standard waterproof USB-C port for charging. We include a USB-C to USB-A cable in the box.
Q: What’s included in the box?
A: OMATA One, K-Edge/OMATA mount, USB-C to USB-A cable.
Q: Is it robust, as it looks really beautiful and maybe a little precious?
A: We have worked really hard to build a reliable and robust precision instrument that’s strong enough for the conditions you ride. Not Submersible Though! Water Resistant.
Q: Will it come with different face designs?
A: Our initial products come in Grey (Metric — KPH) or White (Imperial — MPH).
Q: Is it just for road bikes?
A: No, absolutely not! We love all forms of cycling and hope this will find a home on many, many different kinds of handlebars; road, mountain, aero, cross, commuter.
Q: How many different mounts are you making?
A: Just one to start with, but we’ve designed a modular system and are partnering with K-Edge so that it can fit as many types and sizes of handlebars as possible.
Q: Can I get more mounts and inserts?
A: Yes. At this time we are not selling additional mounts or inserts directly. If you need additional mounts we recommend visiting either your local bike store/shop or going directly to our partner K-Edge's website where you can find all K-Edge products and additional OMATA inserts.
We chose to partner with K-Edge as they are the simply the best mounts available. We spent time with them developing our custom insert that fits into the full K-Edge system of mounts. Which means, that almost whatever bar you have on your bike, K-Edge manufacture a high quality mount that'll both work for you and fit an OMATA.
Q: How easy is it to fit the mount to your handlebar?
A: Super-easy. Just one screw and a 3mm Hex Key.
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: Does the OMATA One have backlighting or illumination?
A: No. It’s about priorities. While we often commute or ride at night, power and battery life is really important and any form of illumination will compromise this. We are however working with SEIKO and our R&D team to have some luminescence on the face for a future model.
Q: Where can I buy an OMATA One?
A: From our webstore at omata.com and depending on where you are in the world, at select bike shops/stores. See our retailer list.
Q: Is it circular?
Q: Who are you?
A: I'm Julian Bleecker. I founded OMATA in 2015. I'm an engineer, product desigher, and software guy. I've worked with a small distributed team to bring this idea to the world. We all share a passion for making beautiful, unanticipated products that suit the sensibilities of those who appreciate considered things. We also happen to love cycling and all the physical and creative benefits of traveling through the world on a bicycle.