The Neptune Pine is an unlocked GSM standalone, full-featured smartwatch developed by Neptune Computer Inc.
It uses the Google Android version 4.1, but is not a Google-licenced device and therefore does not include Google apps or the Google Play store. These apps can be manually added by the user.
The Pine has a Snapdragon S4 system on a chip (SoC) by Qualcomm that has a Cortex-A5 Dual- Core ARM processor running at 1.2 GHz.
The smartwatch has a Capacitive Touch screen, a Wi-Fi web browser, a 5.0 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera, both of them with LED flash, a multimedia player and recorder for music (mp3) and video (mp4), a 3.5mm headphone jack and an internal GPS antenna that supports satellite navigation. Other data inputs are: an accelerometer a gyroscope apedometer and a digital compass.
The Pine smartwatch can be released from the wrist strap by pressing a button on the strap for a better audio signal during a phone call or to take photos with the 5MP rear-facing camera which it’s otherwise blocked by the strap.
A Micro B USB to USB cable is required to charge the smartwatch and it can also be used to connect to a computer so that the internal SD card can be recognized as a mass storage device for file management.
As a phone, it can be used in conjunction with a Bluetooth headset and can operate in a hands free manner with its built in microphone and speakers, also it’s Bluetooth functionality supports Stereo Bluetooth for wireless music playback and making calls. It offers a talk time of up to 8 hours on 2G and 6 hours on 3G. Also the Internet use is up to 7 hours and music playback is up to 10 hours.
The watch was originally intended to be waterproofed, but it was discovered that the treatment they wanted to use could not be applied by their manufacturer. Kickstarter backers who wanted waterproofing could have their devices shipped to a thirdparty, opened, and treated with the aftermarket HzO spray before delivery, however this option is not available at retail.