Some smartwatch users are seeking to get independent connectivity and larger display on their wearables. They should be happy to know that the Neptune Pine could give them these. The funding campaign has started on Kickstarter and those who make the pledge could get the device on October 2014.
With its 2.4-inch TFT capacitive display, the Neptune Pine actually looks like a wrist-wearable smartphone. The face comes with Corning Gorilla glass layer and 320 x 240 screen resolution. There’s no Android Wear, instead it has the older Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Inside, there are 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 512MB of RAM, which are adequate for typical smartwatch-related tasks. There will be 16GB and 32GB models of the smartwatch, all with microSD and microSIM card slots. There are also a speaker and mic, so we could make calls with it. Like any smartwatch, it comes with integrated WiFi support.
Fortunately, it doesn’t stop there and the Pine is actually equipped with a couple of cameras, a front-facing VGA camera and a 5Mp primary camera. Onboard sensors include digital compass, pedometer, gyroscope and accelerometer. Thanks to the tiny 810mAh battery, the watch can run video playback for five hours and music playback for 10 hours.