what constitutes to a smartwatch? is it a watch that complements your smartphone? or is it a watch that does everything that a smartphone can do? we are undecided, but Canada-based startup Neptune thinks that it should be the latter and decided to give you Neptune Pine Smartwatch, a true smartwatch that lets you dispense with your smartphone. shocking, indeed. we can’t imagine living without a 5-inch device in our pockets, but to some, it might be something of a dream come true. the first thing you will notice about this standalone smartwatch is its shear size – thanks to its 2.4-inch touch display that touts 320 x 340 pixels and a bunch of electronic wizardry packed within, including a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip clocking in at 1.2GHz. running on Android platform (specifically, 4.1.2), the Neptune Pine is basically a smartphone on the wrist.

it has everything you can expect from a standard smartphone, including 3G radios (it even supports HSPA+), 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, supports 48 languages, GPS with A-GPS, WiFi (supports up to wireless n) and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, micro SIM card slot, built-in speaker and microphone, a 3.5mm audio headphone jack, and the usual serving of sensors such as accelerometer and gyroscope. most amazingly, it has not one but two cameras just like any regular smartphone. it has a 5MP main shooter which you have to detach from the strap to use and a VGA front-facing item for video chat and stuff. and it don’t just stop there: both cameras are equipped LED flash, which is something you don’t see everyday even on standard handsets. its built-in 810 mAh lithium polymer battery is good for up to 6 hours of talk time over 3G and offers up to 10 hours and 5 hours of music and video playback, respectively. standby time stands at 120 hours.

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even more amazing is, with all those features packed in, the folks still managed to get this device to be IP67 certified. well, actually, the testing is still ongoing, but it will eventually be IP67 certified for water-resistant so that it will be fit for everyday use just like a regular watch. it is a full-fledged Android device, which means you will have access to the usual Google suite of services, catch a video or two on YouTube and stuff, and it even has a full onscreen keyboard just like your smartphone, well, except this ain’t a smartphone, it is a smartwatch, or was it a smartphone you wear on your wrist? anyway, the Pine just have the line blurred, didn’t it? pre-order of the Neptune Pine Smartwatch is available through the product’s Kickstarter campaign, where you will be able to snag one for as low as $199 (that’s the early adopter price) with shipment expected to be on January 2014. check out a pledge video after the break to learn more.

Kickstarter via Fast Co.

Published by Mike chua

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