How Did They Design The OMATA One?

The OMATA One is the world's first digital cycling computer with a unique, compelling analog movement. It was designed to be as simple as possible to use, while still providing cyclists with a rich set of data from their ride. Simplicity, robustness, restrained design — without restraining what we expect from a digital device.

The OMATA One is encased in an aluminum housing that is reassuringly robust. It has a rotating bezel used for switching modes, USB-C for charging and BLE/ANT+ for pairing to external sensors such as Power, Heart Rate and Cadence with a future firmware update, expected by Christmas 2018.

 

 

 

A Modern Mechanical Movement

At the heart of every OMATA One is a custom movement developed with SEIKO Precision Instruments. Sitting on top of the PCB are four SEIKO stepper motors - developed for auto-focus lenses - that translate the digital data of your ride into analog movement of the hands.

 

Drop Dead Simple User Interface  

 

 

There are no lists or menus on an OMATA One. An indexed bezel is all that's needed. A clockwise ration to the RIDE mode initiates the GPS fix, which once established is ready to ride. At the end of a ride, a counter-clockwise rotation back to STOP does what it says, and concludes the session data for that ride. To sync and upload your ride data with our Utility App, a turn to Connect establishes a BT connection with your phone. It's as simple as that. 

 

The OMATA One Utility App

 

 
The OMATA One functions perfectly well without the need for a companion app. However, we like data too, we're also occasionally a little bit competitive, so we've built a Utility App. Our App allows you to pull your ride data off your OMATA One and review it, upload the rides to STRAVA and also if needed, re-calibrate the hands. 

There's just three simple pages to our App:
1. OVERVIEW which shows the cumulative data and current state of your OMATA (eg battery level etc);
2. RIDES which shows the individual rides and allows you to upload to Strava
3. SETTINGS. 

You can download the OMATA Utility App from the iOS App Store. Our Android App will be coming soon.

 

OMATA Custom Numerals

Even in our digital era, analog instrumentation remains the most efficient interface between human and machine and is relied upon to deliver essential information faster and more intuitively. Our products are very precise and designed for enhanced legibility, so we felt it was appropriate to invest in creating a bespoke numeral set that met with all of these requirements.

 

The best mount in the business. 

When we needed a mount for OMATA we partnered with the best K-Edge. Not only are their mounts the best made but are used by the best riders and racers. We designed a custom OMATA insert that fits the full range of K-Edge mounts. Which means, you can attach an OMATA to whatever bike or handlebar you ride. 

 

 

OMATA One Specifications

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, Temperature Sensor 
Font: OMATA Custom numeral font created to optimize readability while riding 
Ingress Protection: TBD 
Data Displayed: Speed (0-65 MPH / 0-120 KPH); Total distance (1 revolution = 100mi / 100km); Vertical ascent (1 revolution =10,000ft / 4,000m); Total ride time (Hours)

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

 

 

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