If you happen to follow DL or myself on Twitter, then you might have seen this post coming. After more than a year, Neptune’s vision for a smartwatch, the Neptune Pine, is finally in our possession.
After receiving a healthy amount of funding on Kickstarter, the Pine is now rolling out to backers all across the country, and we have been fortunate enough to score one for review purposes.
If you are unfamiliar, Pine is a completely standalone device, capable of full function without the need for pairing with your smartphone. Thanks to its built-in cellular radios, the Pine is able to connect to 3G and HSPA+ GSM networks, running a full build of Android 4.1. It has access to Google Play, and is best summed up by calling it a complete smartphone experience, condensed to fit on your wrist.
For specs, the Pine is packing a 2.4″ QVGA display (320 x 240) with Gorilla Glass, Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage options available, 5MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, LED flash on both sides, 810mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and runs Android 4.1.
As you might see in the video, I came across a few software bugs, but it’s possible that more bug squashing may need to be done in future updates.
If a Neptune Pine interests you, feel free to check out Neptune’s website. The Pine currently starts at $349.99.
Below, we have a full gallery and hands-on video.
Unboxing and hands-on