Good news for anxious Neptune Pine backers today as the first round of Pine units have been shipped off. It's been a long wait for many who got in on the action early, but in just a few days those early-adopters will be able to get down and dirty with their Pine units. We went hands-on with the Pine back at CES in January, but we're definitely excited to get on of our very own to play with.
The second batch of devices will be delivered to Kickstarter backers by November, so unfortunately there are a few more months to go for the second round. If you want to get your hands on a Neptune Pine, you can pre-order for $349 (16GB version) or $449 (32GB version) at getneptune.com. Those orders are set to ship by Q4 2014.
Neptune Ships Pine, World's First Standalone Smartwatch, to First Batch of Kickstarter Backers
All-in-one Pine smartwatch provides pure, untethered connectivity on users' wrists
MONTREAL – Aug. 6, 2014 – Neptune is excited to announce that the first round of Pine smartwatches have been shipped to Kickstarter backers. After its massive campaign success, with over 2,800 backers and $800,000 pledged, Neptune is thrilled to be delivering a high quality product that combines untethered connectivity and superior design to create a new way of interacting with technology and each other.
The Neptune Pine is the world's first independent smartwatch. The Pine allows users to make and receive phone calls and text messages, shoot video and take pictures, check email, browse the web, play music or games, and more - all without the presence of a smartphone.
The Pine is also an extremely powerful fitness tracker, with built-in GPS, pedometer, and a compass. When used with an app, it can track steps, pace, time, laps, and calories burned. Additionally, the Pine handset can be attached to mounts or other accessories where it becomes a wearable, point-of-view (POV) video camera, shooting in 720p HD video with its rear-facing 5-megapixel camera.
"The Pine smartwatch combines the functionality of multiple devices into one device on your wrist," says Simon Tian, Founder and CEO of Neptune. "After months of perfecting the Pine, we are excited to bring to market a product that truly provides users a new and simplified way to connect with each other."
The Pine features a removable, full-color 2.4 inch capacitive touch screen with full QWERTY keyboard for a truly "smart" experience. The Android-supported smartwatch has memory storage of up to 32GB to ensure users can store hundreds of apps, music and photos. The front and rear facing camera with LED flash gives users the freedom to take images from any angle and to video chat easily anytime, anywhere.
The second batch of Neptune Pine smartwatches will be delivered to Kickstarter backers by November 2014.
Non-Kickstarter backers can also pre-order the Pine for USD$349 for a 16GB version or USD$449 for a 32GB version at getneptune.com. Those orders are set to ship by Q4 2014.
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