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Neptune Pine Smartwatch Features Full 3G Radios and Skinned Android OS

Neptune Pine

Now this right here is a “smartwatch,” folks! Pictured above is the Neptune Pine. So, what makes this different from the Pebble and the Metawatch devices we have been checking out? Well, how about the fact that it’s running a semi-full version of the Android OS? And don’t forget that it is even packing full WiFi capabilities and 3G radios inside, which means it’s a device that can stand apart from your smartphone for all of its knowledge and functionality. 

The device runs the Leaf OS, which is a derivative of Android, made specifically for the device. But what about that full color screen? It’s a 2.5″ 432 x 240 touchscreen, even capable of letting you send full texts and emails. It features a 800mAh battery and will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB storage options.

It’s still in the process of being made, but customers can already go ahead and reserve their pair. The watch starts at $335 for the 8GB option, but this is much more along the lines of a wearable Android computing device.

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Reserve your Neptune for free, right here.

Via: NeptunePocket Now

  • Terri

    Is it waterproof??

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    “What time is it?”
    “Dunno… my watch died.”

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Phoblettatch?

  • Taylor Levesque

    All I want is a watch with google now on it and the ability to respond to texts maybe

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    I can see seomthing like this used in more business environments. Like a McDonalds where employees could have the orders on their wrists versus on the overhead screens. This would also be useful to dispatchers to send messages or alerts to their drivers on the road. Maybe use it to give the pizza guy directions? I dunno. Personally, i find it as intriguing as a two way pager. I don’t need or want one, but there is still a practical market for one in some business circles.

  • Laki S.

    So it’s basically a tiny phone on a strap? It’d be cooler if it didn’t need it’s own sim card.

  • VIKK

    WILL THIS WATCH HAVE A SNAPDRAGON 800 IN IT? IF NOT I DONT WANT IT BAHAHAHAHA

  • VoiceofSky

    Hey lets put Full android on a watch -said no one,like EVER! lol..smh

  • a) youth.in.asia

    This would be awesome for the day to day apps that you would Use, like the viper automatic start, xfinity TV remote app, if it had NFC and used Google wallet there would be another plus

  • VinMessina

    FUGLY

  • http://profiles.google.com/unzicker.daniel Daniel U.

    This thing is retawded.

  • scoobymystery69

    So how much is the 32gb version o_O yikes and having a SD slot would be obviously to easy?

  • http://twitter.com/kashtrey Trey W

    I feel like this entirely misses the point of a smart watch and is more of a poor cell phone replacement. A smart watch, is a complimentary device to a phone not a replacement. This is a case of function over form, the watch has no business being a phone in and of itself because it’s not designed to be. I feel like its the type of thing that would’ve come out in the early 2000s when people were making crazy feature phones with one amazing feature that would be cool but make everything else about the phone subpar.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Not for that price in 8gb puls
    I guess I’m behind the times I just used my 25% off and bought a motactive 16gb for less and can push a more lagit android software to it.

  • Kisuk3

    Imagine if you didn’t use it as a watch.

    You could get really creative with a device like that!

  • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

    Look at that icon…. it’s Google BUZZ!!!!

    • Chris Hollenbeck

      Good catch. Didn’t notice that until you said something.

      • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

        Makes you worry about the authenticity of the render… I hope it’s real.

  • fallsgable

    my wife spends SO MUCH damn time texting….
    maybe if I wear this thing on my Johnson…
    my wife will actually MULTI-TASK!!

    • Chris Hollenbeck

      Surf pr0n at the same time.

      • Otto Dieffenbach

        well if we get the no from the wife at least we know we dont have to be sly with the tablet anymore. :P

    • Chris Pinola

      best comment 2013? do we do superlatives around here?

  • http://facebook.com/nyvz9lyvz Jamison Harvey

    No

  • kidheated

    This is an awesome concept, but it should just be an extension of your cell that enables you to do everything that you can, on your phone, all the while looking like Dick Tracey.

    • Joseph

      So you’ll still be carrying that big 4-5″ smartphone around all the time; knowing that you could just be wearing this smartwatch instead and still be able to do most of what you’ll do on your smartphone (like checking the time, calling, texting, etc.)?

      • Sparxx2k7

        You don’t take your phone everywhere? Where wouldn’t you take it (besides the obvious like the bathroom and the like)? It should not be a phone, but like people said, an extension. The wifi is pretty cool though.

  • dannyWHITE

    that thing just looks UGLY!

    • mephisto

      ur ugly.

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        You’re uglier than a spider monkey with a yeast infection.

  • zmpinqc

    A watch that will have a 2 hour battery life… how novel…

    • Justin

      On their website it says clearly that it has 5 hours talk time and 120 hours standby; pretty good for something this small…

      • http://twitter.com/darcmasta Joel Vasallo

        So in reality 2 hours of talk time and 60 hours of standby. Not trolling, but anytime a phone company claims their “talk time” spec, I usually divide by half. Under real world circumstances I doubt it will hit 5 hours, 120.

    • Chris Hollenbeck

      The Thunderbolt of watches.

  • Zach Armstrong

    I don’t really see the point in smart watches. My phone can do everything it can do and it has a bigger screen.

    • JuniorChicken

      except your phone looks and feels like a big fat brick

      • KOBALT

        Then you have the wrong phone

        • MrGy

          Pick any “top of the line”

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      i want a pebble or the like because sometimes it in innapropriate to check your phone in a meeting but to even have the name of the sms sender or email contact would be invaluable.

      • Zach Armstrong

        I didn’t even think about that. But I can see your point of not wanting to pull your phone in a meeting.

  • http://twitter.com/202Eric -E

    I think someone leaked their April Fool’s joke early….

  • Shane Redman

    Drop the price $100, take out the 3G radios and calling capabilities, beef the battery a tad more and you may have me….but no. What do I look like making a call from my wrist? A Power Ranger?

    • Pedro

      No, not a Power Ranger.

      Dick Tracy, for goodness’ sake!

      • Otto Dieffenbach

        i was about to type the same thing! then i scrolled down and saw your comment pedro +1 … but now that we agree ill have to see if it comes in dick tracy yellow.

        • http://twitter.com/jamdev12 jamdev12

          You guys are all wrong. That would be Michael Knight.

          • Lactose_the_Intolerant

            Aaannnnnd WHOOSH.

          • Otto Dieffenbach

            you show me a watch with a pulsing light bar, I’ll show you 350 dollars. And i dont want the Val Kilmer voice, I Prefer OG like our Droids.

    • tedious

      you can remove it from the strap and still use it as a normal phone according to their site

  • http://twitter.com/dewguzzler Jesse Perkins

    i told people i was going to start taping my phone to my wrist…

  • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

    Seriously thought this was satire —–.>”The watch starts at $335 for the 8GB option, but this is much more along the lines of a wearable Android computing device.”

  • Ibrick

    Ugly F’in watch

  • charliesheep

    It;s clearly said on their website that their keyboard is the same size as the one on the Apple iPhone…2.5″ ain’t that bad

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    And you thought it would look stupid talking on a Galaxy Note 2…

  • teejaycard

    Their address is 666 Sherbrooke St. Even the devil is hopping on the smartwatch wagon. This watch is “hot!”…..sorry. haha

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      devils son, you mean :)

  • Diablo81588

    This better have some crazy auto correct capabilities..

  • brkshr

    The tip of my index finger would cover half the screen. I don’t think it’s going to work for me.

  • pezjono

    I can barely type with the on-screen keyboard on my 4.65″ screen. They expect to type on a 2.5″? Hopefully it also has voice dictation!

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      jellybean keyboard with swipe maybe would be a better option.

  • j__h

    I do not want a smartwatch that runs Android, Android is not designed for that. I want a smart-watch that will integrate with the Android phone that I already have running in my pocket and allow me to interact with the phone without having to take it out of my pocket.

    • Droidzilla

      I think a custom version of Android could be perfect for that!

    • CrazyTunes

      OK so everytime you want your smartwatch you NEED to carry your smartphone…I’d much prefer it the other way around: the smartwatch should be the phone; the “phablet” should just be a bigger screen that you have the option of carrying around and pair with your watch if you want

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        I don’t know about you but my phone goes with me pretty much everywhere! I love the idea of a smart watch to where you could just leave the phone in you pocket (I live in FL so we wear shorts just about all year round) and often times I find myself putting my phone in my cargo pocket (the large pocket on the side of cargo shorts). It would be awesome to just put my phone in this pocket, button it up all the way (no chance of it falling out) and not have to worry about pulling my phone out all day long!

      • j__h

        No, not running Android does not mean it is not running/cannot do anything. It should still have basic functionality without phone.

        And what you desire is not technologically feasable currently or in the near future. I am speaking to what I want that is within reason and not a wish for the impossible(that is with it having a good user experience- Battery life, heat issues, size…). There are way too many compromises in that form factor. For now my main mobile device belongs in my pocket, not on my wrist.

    • Tony Allen

      I don’t want a smartwatch period. I think it’s a silly idea in pretty much every regard.

      • Sparxx2k7

        They said that about calculator watches back in the day but millions of those sold to the masses and they became part of “the norm”

        • Gerret Walczak

          And everybody involved got themselves beat up. Do you want that??

    • Nick Norman

      Agreed! That watch has way too much happening. Simple integration is best!

  • Booyah

    Bet it’s real fun typing that text message with those tiny letters keeping your wrist still. All while looking like an idiot.

    • HungryDroid

      On their website, it says that the keyboard is the same size as the one on the iPhone (don’t know how they did that!) and that the smartwatch is removable from the strap; so you can type with both hands.
      Looks pretty cool to me!

  • Austin Warren

    I guess I’ll live life without a watch then. Time ain’t worth $340.

    • Austin Warren

      How is it that I can buy 2 Nexus 7s for that price?

      • j__h

        making things small is expensive.

        • Austin Warren

          Viagra is cheap, I don’t understand your logic.

          • Droidzilla

            That makes things bigger, not smaller.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    $335? No way, Kimosabe.

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      i have beater analog automatics that expensive, but then again they are waterproof. first shower and “M*****F*****!!!!”

  • Niall Fox

    holy price tag, batman