There is no lack of advertised smart watches, but Neptune Pine is the first that doesn’t require you to connect it to a standard cell phone.
Neptune Pine is the first smart watch that gives us the same functionality as a regular smart mobile does. It was announced at the end of January by the Canadian company Neptune. It is their first product and the aim really high with Pine.
The watch itself is made up of a module with a display at 2.4 inch with 320 x 240 pixels. On the screen you should be able to do everything from surfing the internet, check e-mails, play games and download apps from Google Play Store. Most likely, there will be individual restrictions on which apps that work with the low resolution.
Neptune Pine will have a camera of 5 megapixels and 8, 16 or 32 GB of internal memory. Accelerometer, gyroscope, nfc and bluetooth 4.0 are other features that makes the smart clock mimics our smart phones. It differs, however, in the case of hardware power. A enkärnig Arm Cortex A9 1 GHz processor does at least 800 mAh battery does not appear to be completely helpless. According to Neptune should watch to be awake for five hours if you use it actively to talk. 120 hours of standby time is reported as well.
The waterproof smartwatch itself should be detachable from the bracelet, if you would like to have a bit more free hands when shooting for example.Neptune has released pictures of how the browser and keyboard looks at the minimal LED screen. Navigating in the watch using Android 4.0, in a heavily modified version as Neptune calls Leaf OS.
Pine to function as a phone through a built-in slot for micro-SIM card. There are so far only rendered images of how the product might look like, and thus nothing concrete at the moment. Although it has promised to release Neptune Pine during the third quarter of this year. The price tag is between 335 and 395 dollars (2 290 and 2 700 SEK) depending on how much memory you want. 2013 will be the year when we will see whether a genuine smartwatch can cope without connectivity to a smart phone. And if people actually want it.