If you are looking for a standalone smartwatch, check out Neptune Pine on Kickstarter. Recently, there has been a slew of smartwatches from various brands (Pebble, GALAXY Gear, SmartWatch 2). However, none of them came close to what Neptune Pine can do.
Lets look at the intro video.
Without further ado, lets look at the specs: –
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz Dual-Core Processor
- 2.4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
- 320 x 240 QVGA resolution
- Cellular Networks:
– 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1700, 1900
– 3G: UMTS/HSPA+/WCDMA 850, 1700, 1900, 2100
- 16GB or 32GB mass storage
- Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
- Support for 48 languages
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Built-in GPS receiver, with Assisted GPS
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Micro-SIM card slot
- Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope, Digital compass
- Speaker & Microphone
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Vibration alert
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- LED flash (front & rear)
- Built-in rechargeable 810 mAh lithium polymer battery:
– Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 2G, 6 hours on 3G
– Multimedia: Up to 10 hours music, 5 hours video
– Internet use: Up to 7 hours on Wi-Fi
– Standby: Up to 120 hours
- IP67 water-resistant (currently undergoing testing)
This specs is “current” as of this writing. What I think is missing from the specs is NFC. They have made some comparison among the most talked smart watches.
The project targeted goal has been reached and it still has 27 days more to go. It has already reached a few stretch goals (new straps, CDMA version). The two new stretch goals are:
- Stretch Goal #3: $400K – Screen Protectors
- Stretch Goal #4: $500K – Scratch-Resistant Glass
I know some may feel that the Pine smartwatch is too big. I feel it too. However, given that it can be extracted from the strap and adapted to some accessories (head mount, clip), it becomes more flexible and useful.
So, if you want an independent wrist watch that has phone feature, running on Android Jelly Bean, look no further. Maybe one day, large wrist smartwatch is a fashion statement.