Omate’s smartwatch is the primary to be assembled in Africa
When Omate introduced its $ninety nine Racer final month, little did we all know that this rugged, close to-round smartwatch will probably be heading to Africa — Congo, Ivory Coast and Cameroon to start with — this coming June. Based on right now’s announcement, that is all because of Congolese cellular startup VMK, who’s already main efforts to spice up native smartphone penetration with reasonably priced units. Higher but, VMK may even be assembling the Africa version Racer (plus future cellular units) at its upcoming manufacturing unit within the Republic of Congo, so until another person beats VMK to the race, this would be the first smartwatch to be assembled in Africa. Omate CEO Laurent Le Pen expects to promote 50,000 models in that continent alone this yr, adopted by plans to fabricate the entire gadget regionally subsequent yr.