Bin your smartphone: Neptune Pine is ‘the only smartwatch you’ll ever need’

The Canadian created Neptune Pine has a bold statement as its credo. “It’s the only smart watch you’ll ever need” proclaims the website. Are we ready to enter a “whole new world of mobile computing”? (we promise, these are the last quotes in the article). Get ready for wearable mobile computing madness.

Sadly, it’s just a render

First off, it’s a watch. Secondly, its an independent smart watch. With a micro-SIM inserted, users can make phone calls, read emails, get all up on the interwebs, listen to tunes and even take pictures with the built-in 3.2-megapixel camera. Say what now?

The camera, called Recondite snaps pics and records HD video. That could be pretty useful during a workout session, as the Neptune Pine works much like the Nike+, tracking steps, heart rate and distance covered. The Pine runs off a 1Ghz ARM CPU, which is the same type of processor on high-end devices such as Windows Surface RT.

For runners, the Pine will be a godsend

And there’s even more (how the hell do they pack this into a tiny watch?). The Neptune Pine comes with built in 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a digital compass and a mother-loving radio. Madness.

This ingenious little sucker runs on a version of Android called Leaf OS and if you’d like to learn more about the Pine, click on over to this page for the full breakdown and tech specs.

We can imagine writing emails on here will be a chore

The Pine cannot be purchased yet, but it can be reserved and when it is ready for purchase, it’ll cost US$397. We’re drooling like hungry hippos for this one.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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