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Neptune Duo Smartwatch Runs Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Neptune Duo Smartwatch

Neptune Duo, a combination of a good looking smartwatch, Neptune Hub, and a companion pocket-sized device known as the Pocket Screen

“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.”

Neptune Hub doesn’t require pairing with a smartphone, and offer users with 3G and 4G connectivity, allowing them to make calls, send messages and perform most of the tasks you do on a smartphone. There’s a quad-core processor, 64GB of internal storage, a 1,000 mAh battery, and also give users the ability to track fitness-related metrics as well.

The other part of the Duo is the Pocket Screen which acts as a dummy screen for the Neptune Hub, providing users with a 5-inch HD display to act as a second display. It also acts as a juice pack with its 2,800 mAh battery, allowing users to charge the smartwatch with it.

The Neptune Duo is expected to launch in “late-2015″ and if you’re interested, you can reserve the smartwatch for yourself which is free of cost, but upon shipment, customers have to pay $798. Customers can also pledge for it, saving some of their hard-earned cash:

  • Pledge $49 now. Pay $649 at shipment. Save $100.
  • Pledge $199 now. Pay $399 at shipment. Save $200.
  • Pledge $498 now. Pay $0 at shipment. Save $300.

Source: Neptune Duo


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