The Neptune Pine, a smartwatch first unveiled many months ago, has now landed on Kickstarter. You may recall, the device was already up for pre-order back in August, starting at $335 a unit. Well, the company is looking to leverage crowd funding to raise $100K to help mass production costs, a goal they say is within reach.
As a refresher, what separates the Neptune Pine from other smartwatch models is its ability to run full Android apps, not tweaked versions that you would see running on Galaxy Gear or Pebble. This is an all-in-one, and is a full standalone device that does not need a constant Bluetooth connection to a smartphone. In essence, when you leave the house every morning, the only thing you will need to take with you is the Pine. It’s an interesting device, and we’re curious to see if there is any demand out there.
For a $199 backing, you can get a 16GB Jet Black pine, quite the deal compared to other offerings on the market. There are plenty of cheaper pledge offers as well, so go check out the Kickstarter page, then let us know if you decided to pledge.