Over the past three years, a few consumer electronics companies have released smart watches. What each of these smart watches has in common is that they are designed to be as subtle as possible, with even the Samsung Galaxy Gear being compact when you consider the technology it’s packing.
So, there was bound to be one product eventually that would break the mold, and we finally have it – the Neptune Pine.
The Neptune Pine isn’t so much a smart watch as it is a smartphone with a strap. To look at, this is similar to some of the extremely technical Casio watches of old, but make no mistake; the Neptune Pine has enough features to make some consumers look past the bulk.
Let’s start with the screen.
The screen is a 2.4-inch, 320 x 240 TFT panel, which produces pretty good viewing angles and because of the screens size, it doesn’t look of that low a resolution either. Quite hilariously, powering this smart watch is a thumping 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 512MB of RAM, a specification which would shame some three-year old Android smartphones.
Speaking of Android, this is what’s running the show on the Neptune Pine. There are three Android navigation buttons which run down the side of the smart watch, and you will even find a microSIM card slot, speakerphone and forward and rear-facing cameras on this beast.
The 16GB edition will cost $335 and the 32GB edition will set you back $395 when they launch in March, according to Neptune Pine.
For more information about the Neptune Pine, follow that link to the official website.
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