neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
jan 08, 2014

neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014

CES 2014: neptune pine smartwatch




having reached their kickstarter goal in november 2013, the creators of the ‘neptune pine, simon tian (founder and CEO) and aaron wilkins (chief technology officer) present the smartwatch concept at CES 2014 in las vegas.


the canadian duo conceived the wearable piece of technology after surveying the current smartwatch options on the market. concluding that a majority of them only act as assistive bluetooth gadgets for one’s phone, they felt that the notion of a smartwatch should live as its own independent device. with all the benefits and functions of a smartphone, the ‘neptune pine’ comes complete with: a 2.4-inch full-color display; 3G and WiFi capabilities – allowing you to easily browse the internet; a VGA 5.0 megapixel front- and rear-facing camera (with built-in LED flash) that allows video chat – the only smartwatch that is currently available to do so; an accelerator; GPS and touch screen for easy navigation with QWERTY keyboard and number pad for phone calls. though the ‘neptune pine’ is designed to be worn like a timepiece, the display monitor pops out of the 35mm silicon strap so that you can physically hold the device in both hands, secured with connection system that locks the component back in place.


the ‘neptune pine’ reinvents the smartwatch and brings new meaning to the PDA, offering untethered connectivity on your wrist.



neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
‘neptune pine’ offers 2G/3G support, WiFi and bluetooth, making it easy to browse the web and phone calls



neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
an front-facing VGA camera provides video chat capabilities



neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
the touch screen QWERTY keyboard makes it convenient to send messages and e-mails



neptune pine smartwatch at CES 2014
‘neptune pine’ smartwatch



simon tian and aaron wilkins on the ‘neptune pine’ smartwatch concept
video courtesy of neptune pine



‘neptune pine’ demo video
video courtesy of neptune pine


  • This watch is as good as a watch like the Samsung Note is as a phone…

    what? says:
  • You forgot to mention it runs stock android 4.2 jellybean.

    Tyler Y says:
  • I’m impressed.

    Ron Smith says:
  • I totally get it. The size and ability of the device is the key. Who cares if you use it on your: wrist, belt, headset, around your neck, in your pocket or mounted on your dash/helmet (as a dash/helmet-cam) while connected to your auto/motorcycle BT?

    In addition, just turn on your hot-spot and use your tablet/laptop when you want to surf the web with a truly useable screen size; not some passport size monstrosity in your pocket that still is not big enough to use the web easily. No more need for a home Wi-Fi connection either.

    That nasty cell phone with ever larger and larger screens will finally be out of my pocket! 😉

    The concept is a winner!

    PS: Activate it with a Wal-Mart T-Mobile Unlimited Web and Text, with 100 Call Minutes ($0.10/minute thereafter) Pay-As-You-Go no contract account for only $30 a month; combined with a good old fashioned landline at home and all my needs are met.

    Black Ice says:

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