The Neptune suite promises to make your life easier. It’s hard to call the Neptune smartwatch (called Neptune hub) a smartwatch with all it can do. Its promises to be not just the brains, but the heart and soul of your tech life. So you can do away with your tablet, phone, and have a watch on your wrist.
The Neptune hub is essentially all you need. It runs on Android Lollipop and features a 2.4-inch captive touch screen, powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage, 3G, GSM and LTE, a speaker, microphone, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0s, NFC and a 1000mAh battery.
The screen promises to be super sensitive and can pick out what you scribble on the display and turn it into text. The storage is pretty impressive for a smart watch.
The accessories seek to match your lifestyle options. If you’re a smartphone kind of person then there’s a 5” screen for you. If you prefer carrying a tablet around then the 10” screen will suit. If you’re a heavy tasker or need to do lots of typing then the wireless keyboard will turn the 10” screen to a mini-laptop. This means that you don’t have to carry around so many gadgets with you, which makes life easier.
So what’s in the Suite?
The Neptune Suite includes the smartwatch -Neptune hub- and the accessories you need for it. Neptune Hub features two flexible ridges which make it a comfortable fit across wrist sizes. It is available in 3 sizes: small, medium and large.
These include a 5-inch Pocket Screen, a 10-inch Tab Screen, Neptune Keys (wireless keyboard for the tablet), tangle-free earbuds and a HDMI Dongle. The 5” screen and 10” tab don’t have any processing power in them and are essentially ‘dumb’.
This means they can’t operate without the smartwatch (which has all the processing power). They’re designed to serve as display screens for the smartwatch when you need something bigger.
The 5-inch 1280x720 HD touch screen is typical to the normal smartphone. It has speakers, a microphone, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front camera for video calls and a 2,800 mAh battery that also serves as a powerbank for the watch.
The 10.1-inch 1920x1080 Full HD screen also has speakers and a microphone and a 720p front camera for video calls and a 7,000 mAh battery which also serves as a powerbank for the Neptune hub. Add the wireless keyboard and you have laptop running android which is something I’d like for myself.
The HDMI stick turns any TV or monitor into a big screen for the Neptune Hub. It will however disconnect if you walk 40 feet away from your TV but re-connects to the watch in two seconds when you’re back in range.
How It Works
To connect with the screens, dongle and keyboard, the Hub uses WiGig. WiGig is a wireless protocol operating in the 60GHz frequency band and provides multi-gigabit speeds of up to 7Gbps, with non-perceptible latency. This enables it to seamlessly interface with the displays, keyboard and dongle. The downside is that the screens are pretty useless without the watch.
The Neptune Suite bundle is currently offered on Indiegogo. The deal is available for early birds at $599 and $649 for the late ones. The final price is expected to be $949 when it ships early 2016. This promises to be quite a smart choice given you get 5 devices and all your stuff in one ‘hub.’ We hope to get our hands on one of these once they ship as it’s a promising gadget.