Smartwatches are the latest big thing in technology and the Neptune Pine Smartwatch is getting great reviews. With a sleek and sexy design, the Neptune Pine just might be the one that will actually replace your smartphone. Where other watches are sold as Bluetooth-tethered accessories for your phone, this one is totally independent and isn’t just your phone’s next sidekick. Touted as “the most connected independent smart watch,” it’s the only device you’ll ever need since it’s packed with more features than any other wrist-worn device that’s currently on the market. Running on Android Jelly Bean, is’t the full Android experience you see on smartphones and tablets.
You can make and receive phone calls, send SMS text message on most phone carriers worldwide, while it’s full QWERTY keyboard lets you type just like on a regular smartphone. It sports a 2.4″ capacitive touch display that makes viewing easy so you don’t have to squint to make a call or send a text message. And with 3G and Wi-Fi included, you can browse your favorite websites, update your Facebook status and send and receive emails, as well as watch videos on YouTube. Forget about needing an extra fitness gadget since it’s also a fitness lab on your worst. It has a built-in GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, pedometer and digital compass.
You can easily track your steps, speed, laps, calories burned and more. The built-in Bluetooth 4.0 transceiver lets you still pair the Pine with a number of other fitness tracking devices if you want. You can still take pictures with its VGA front-facing camera and its rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash. But you don’t always have to wear it on your wrist, either, since it’s easily removable. You can mount it to the Neptune Helmet Mount for a POV camera that shoots in 720p video or clip it on a piece of clothing. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, starting at $229.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.