Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Neptune Pine: Turning the Tables for Smartwatches

Recently this year, a lot of the big names in the tech industry have shown off what they are capable of with a variety of smart gadgets set to provide the digital user experience we’ve all been looking for. Whether it’s a success or fail for the company, innovation does not stop and must not as this is the very core of technology.

Launching their very best would be Samsung, Sony, and LG to name a few backing it all up with their versions of wearable technology – the smart watch. Even before these eminent companies have developed their own, you could already catch sight of smart watches made quite available in markets for mobile consumer electronics but with various purposes. The earlier smart watches focused on the health and fitness sector of human living. Biometric checks such as a heart rate monitor have been integrated to the device that truly helped out in determining the necessary points needed to be attended to. There is no doubt that smart watches are a step up in advancements for daily living. Now moving into another dimension of wearable technology is the integration of smartphone characteristics like camera features, ability to make calls and send messages or emails, and even share files. All these work via Bluetooth as the full capability of the smart watch released by the previously mentioned tech giants can only be realized if there is a compatible device interconnected.

This may be how smart watches work but it’s not at all ideal. If there is no interconnected device, the smart watch cannot be utilized not only with its full functionality, but to no avail at all. This is why not one of the recently revealed versions has succeeded. It is as if it is a given requirement to purchase both or at least have an alternative that is attuned to the smartwatch. This is also the reason why a list of very willing developers paved the way to fabricating the gadget we all want to have strapped to our wrists.

One of which is Neptune Pine as lead by Simon Tian, founder of Neptune Computer. His idea of a smart watch is that it should be a stand-alone tool, completely independent of another compatible device but with similar characteristics. Though it is still up for launch through a Kick starter campaign, it might very well be the game-changer for wrist-wearable devices.

Neptune Pine is a smartphone in a form a watch. It has an extensive set of features that include instant messaging, emails, make and receive phone calls, web browsing, and possesses 2G/3G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Yes, these are all possible with the previously introduced versions. Neptune Pine is distinctive in the sense that it has no need for Bluetooth-tethering just so it could work properly and that is its best feature.

In addition to its physical features are the Pulse Counter and a removable camera. Pulse Counter, as you may have guessed, is a real-time heart rate monitor built to cater to your health needs. As for the camera, it can be described as a removable device that mounts to any mobile accessory fit for it which transforms it into a point-of-view (POV) video camera that has the capability to shoot crystal clear, 720p HD videos. What’s more inviting is the embedded 1.2 GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor of Qualcomm to make all its operations run smoothly. Yes, you read that right – there’s that much power in a small device.
This is the smartwatch that has it all. Literally. 

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