Wearables have struggled to take off so far. This will all change with Neptune’s hub, which aims to upend the smartphone.
Neptune, a Canadian consumer electronics innovator, has unveiled Neptune Duo, a two-device package featuring the world’s smartest wearable, Neptune Hub, and a pocket-sized companion device that reinvents the smartphone, the Pocket screen.
With a powerful quad-core processor, as well as support for 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC, Neptune Hub is the world’s smartest wearable.
The current wearables market is saturated with Bluetooth-paired smartwatches and fitness bands,” said Simon Tian. “The issue is that they all depend on the presence of a nearby smartphone in order to have full function. This is mainly because the wearable usually acts as a ‘dummy’ device that tethers to your smartphone, the ‘master’ device. But what if the roles were reversed? What if smartphones were completely rethought to simply become dummy pocket-sized displays, void of any computing or connectivity, that paired with a smart wearable on your wrist instead? That’s what Neptune Duo is.”
Your Wrist Rules. Your Pocket Serves.
With a powerful quad-core processor, as well as support for 3G/4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC, Neptune Hub is the world’s smartest wearable. The Hub wirelessly interacts with Neptune Pocket, a 5″ interactive dummy display – a peripheral-equivalent to the modern day smartphone. Much like a mouse, a keyboard, or a computer monitor, the Pocket screen is simply an interface for the Hub. It’s not very smart, it doesn’t need to be.
A New Bare Minimum.
Neptune Hub lets users place calls, send and receive messages, glance at notifications, track fitness and much more – all directly on the wrist – all on its own.
With or without the Pocket screen, the user will always stay connected with the Hub. Pocket screens are interchangeable as well; borrow one if you don’t have yours. Never worry about forgetting your phone again.
With all apps and files stored on the Hub, a lost or stolen Pocket screen doesn’t mean lost data anymore. All personal information will always stay securely on the wrist.
The Pocket Screen Doubles as a Battery Juice Pack.
The Pocket screen can act as a portable battery juice pack for the Hub, recharging it when it needs more power. With a combined battery capacity of 3,800 mAh, Neptune Duo can last a few days of normal usage on a single charge.
Neptune Duo runs on Lollipop, allowing you to experience all Android apps right on your wrist and in the palm of your hand.
Pricing & Availability
Neptune Duo is set to be released in late 2015. Reservations are now available for free at getneptune.com, with $798 to be paid at shipment. Reservations may be cancelled at any time up until shipment.
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