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Neptune Pine is a 2.4-inch standalone Android-based wristwatch

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Neptune Pine is a 2.4-inch standalone Android-based wristwatch
‘Wearable computing’ has been one catch phrase that has long promised to become more meaningful with real devices from the biggest tech companies, and now that sources like the Wall Street Journal have corroborated rumors of an upcoming iWatch by Apple, here is another fun upcoming device, this time based on Android.

The Neptune Pine, as it is called, is a stand-alone device that you can plug your micro-SIM card in. Coming with a 2.4-inch screen that stretches the limits of wristwatch convenience, you get a modified version of Android called Leaf OS. In it are basic apps like clock, phone, camera, mail, maps, browser and so on. You also get apps like a heart rate monitor.

The gadget can connect with others using Bluetooth 4.0 and it sports an 800mAh battery. At least that’s the plan. It’s not yet real, and the developers will have a hard time actually bringing this to market.

But with others like the Pebble smartwatch being extremely popular with customers, and with the big names in the industry like Apple obviously exploring the possibilities of a smartwatch, it is an interesting prospect.

source: Neptune Pine

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posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:06 13

1. Ray.S (Posts: 239; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


What a spacious keyboard!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:15 1

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


How tiny must my fingers have to be?? 2-3 mms??

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:28

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Don't worry there will be a mini stylus for it or when combined with Google glass who knows you could type just by moving one's eyeballs around ... just suggesting so that this could be patented :)

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 06:00 1

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


haha had the same thing in mind. Why don't they use AlphaNumeric keys instead of qwerty. Lol'd at this :))

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:07 2

12. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


If that was an apple product you wouldn't even make a joke

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:23

3. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I would like to see it on a hand. 2.4" isnt small exactly.. had few mobiles with that screen estate..

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:30 1

6. cezarepc (Posts: 442; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


But I bet they came with harware keyboards/numpad.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 05:45 1

9. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


or an alphanumerical keyboard on screen

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 06:38 1

11. cezarepc (Posts: 442; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


2.4" touchscreen w/o physical keyboard/numpad? I believe the smallest I ever saw/know is the X10 mini and the keyboard/numpad on that one is very uncomfortable.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:19

21. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Had a Cowon D2 player and it came with a small stylus. Of course that was a worse screen using resistive instead of capacitive.

Probably would be better for watch/ Heart rate monitors than what's currently on the market for avid runners and the like.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:28 1

4. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)


id rather have something that my phone pushes notifications too instead of a wrist phone.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 04:47 1

7. Piotrek007 (Posts: 76; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


To be honest... the idea is nice, but it looks very cheap and plastic =\ not really a man's watch...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 05:11

8. wando77 (Posts: 254; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I like it

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:14

13. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


As long as it can pair with Android/iOS/WP7-8/Symbian/(BB?) :D

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:22

14. AnukulVcool (Posts: 101; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


2.4" inch display! thats very big! if so its not a wrist watch but a wrist-clock. just like phablet!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:04

17. ibap (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Remember d**k Tracy's?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:38 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 9280; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think these smart watches have promise.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:02

16. ibap (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Needs gesture-based equivalent of Graffiti for text entry.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:17

18. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


The keyboard.....meh. Luckily androids voice recognition is fairly accurate these days.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:09

19. rcranium (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Very cool. The obvious next step in portable electronics.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:21

20. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


i think for what it is having a messaging app is ridiculous i dont mind having to read received mail on something like this, but typing thats a whole other story personally i think if the message is important enough u can pull your smartphone from your pocket and send a text or email etc.....

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:26

22. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Needs speech to text!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 21:51

23. reindeer_nation (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


The last picture sends chills down my spine.. must..have...it. I can just imagine tapping emails on that watch:)

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