Neptune’s goal to replace your phone with its watch is wildly ambitious
Near the end of 2013, a company called Neptune came out with a crazy idea: build a playing card deck-sized smartwatch that could run without a smartphone. It accomplished that feat at the expense of being large and ungainly, making Android Wear behemoths like the Moto 360 look svelte by comparison. Now the company is back with a much more ambitious, yet equally crazy project to reimagine not just the smartwatch, but your phone and tablet, too.
Neptune is calling its new project the Neptune Suite. At its most basic, it’s six different pieces of hardware that Neptune promises will work seamlessly with one another. Yet where every major company with a smartwatch (short of Samsung), has put the heavy lifting on people’s smartphones for things like network connectivity and apps, Neptune wants to put it on your wrist.
In the middle of it all is a wrap-around, water-resistant smartwatch called “the hub,” which has a 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 3G/LTE modem that works with nano-SIM cards, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. Joining it are a “pocket screen” and “tab screen,” which expand the screen on the hub using super-fast, short-range wireless standard 802.11ad WiGig. Adding to that are three accessories: a keyboard that can turn the tablet into a notebook of sorts; a dongle with HDMI that will let you push what’s on your hub to other screens (like Google’s Chromecast); and last but not least, a set of wireless headphones.
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