With Apple gearing up to start taking preorders for its new smartwatch that is priced from $300 upwards, anyone who has now dismissed it due to the price or features may be interested in a new crowd funded smartwatch and range of hardware called the Neptune Suite and Hub.
The Neptune Suite Hub hardware is a wrist worn device that is powered by the Android operating system and has already raised nearly $1 million in just 11 days. View the video below for a quick explanation of how the wearable device and the Neptune Suite of additional hardware work together.
Its creators describe the Neptune Suite and Hub as “One wearable to rule them all.” and the wrist worn Hub is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage and comes with support for 3G/LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC.
The Neptune Suite consistently range of hardware which includes the wristband together with a necklace, Pocket Screen and Tab Screen that offers a 10 inch capacitive touchscreen as well as a front-facing camera and functions just as any other tablet would.
“Neptune Hub allows you to send short messages in a simplified way. With Contact Slide, a pressure sensor strip on the side of the Hub, you may access any recent contact in a single action, by simply sliding your finger on the strip and pressing harder when you see the right contact highlighted. Then, you may choose to either quickly scribble a message, or simply use your voice to send a short snippet. Voice dictation is also supported.
This is only the beginning of a whole new computing era. Imagine a world where screens are so common that they’re just part of the environment. They can be everywhere; in your home, at the office, in your car, in restaurants, shopping malls, schools… Need a screen? Simply find one and use it as yours.
Devices are also a lot more easier to design and produce, enabling product designers and manufacturers to potentially create an infinite variety of devices. Screens can be embedded into household appliances, cars, walls, and much more. Everything will become smart, by simply becoming accessories for your wrist.”
For more information on the new Neptune Suite of hardware and specifications jump over to the Indiegogo website for details and to make a pledge via the link below.