December 17, 2013
First there was the Pebble. This was followed by the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Next year, Apple could unveil the so-called “iWatch.” In between will be the Neptune Pine, “the definitive all-in-one" smart watch. The Neptune Pine will be available in 16GB and 32GB varieties and offers voice calls, video chat, a full keyboard, GPS, and more. Unlike other products already on the market, the Neptune Pine is cellular-enabled. In other words, it doesn’t require a smartphone nearby to work. Here’s how the Neptune Pine matches up to products already on the market: Take a look: As you can see, the Neptune Pine could become a significant player in the emerging smart watch market. This is especially true now that it has been successfully funded through Kickstarter. Originally its creators hoped to raise CA$100,000 to get the Neptune Pine off the ground. With four days to go before the funding period ends, the Canadian company has raised nearly CA$680,000. To become one of the first to own a Neptune Pine, be sure to make your donation before Saturday, Dec. 21. With a pledge of CA$229, you will receive a 16GB Neptune Pine in black. At CA$289, you can own a black 32GB Neptune Pine. When it launches in stores, the device will retail for $335 for the 16GB model, and $385 for the 32GB model. The Neptune Pine will be available in black and white versions. For more information on the Neptune Pine, including additional funding options, visit the official Kickstarter page. See also: Report Claims Apple's iWatch To Feature Wireless Charging, Set For October 2014 Launch, Report Claims In The Next 5 Years, Wearables Shipments Could Increase By 10 Times, and Is The Samsung Galaxy Gear A Success After All?