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Neptune Hub Review | Price, specs and features

The Neptune Hub is more than just a wearable watch; it’s a whole ecosystem of screens controlled from a central hub.

The Neptune Hub makes cloud computing and storage accessible and easy to use. Rather than storing your information on one device and swapping between screens, your data is stored in a central hub, and equally available across all your devices. If you lose your device it wouldn’t matter since nothing is stored on it and you can flip seamlessly between watches, phones and computers.

Features

The centre of the Neptune Hub system is the wearable smart watch. This offers with a wide range of built in features, including:

  • 2.4 inch touchscreen face
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • 64GB built in storage
  • Water resistant
  • Built in GPS and satellite navigation system
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Speaker and microphone

Alongside the watch, there are a range of screens that offer a simultaneous user experience and are designed to be completely linked into the Hub on your wrist. The announced screens and accessories include:

  • Pocket screen. About the size of a smart phone, this screen is designed to be easy to transport and fit snuggly in your hand.
  • Tab. With a 10-inch touchscreen and a front facing camera, this is ideal for use around the home or office.
  • Keys. A wireless keyboard that can be used independently, or plugged into the tap to create a laptop-like experience.
  • Dongle. An HDMi plugin that will turn your existing TV or computer monitor into a widescreen extension of your Hub.
  • Necklace. A pair of headphones that double as a stylish necklace, designed to be usable and to stop headphones getting constantly tangled in your pocket.

Design

The Neptune Hub has a sleek, futuristic design. It is an open band that clips to your wrist, rather than a strap with a traditional watch clasp.

Apps

It isn’t completely clear what will and won’t be available on Neptune Hub yet. The previous Neptune watch ran on an Android operating system. If this approach is continued, this should give access to many smartwatch-enabled apps through the Android Wear store.

Price

The Neptune Hub is not available on general sale yet, so the exact price in Australian dollars isn’t known. However, the company did raise money and take pre-orders through the crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo. Based on those prices, the Hub should cost around USD$399 USD (AUD$550). There is no date set for an Australian release at the time of writing.

Verdict

If the Neptune Hub can deliver on its promise, then it could be a groundbreaking device that takes a huge leap towards unifying people's computing experience. Many people today have multiple devices on the go at once, and it is easy to miss how much time you spend flicking between them all. If the Neptune can truly unify the screens then it will be very popular, very quickly. We’re also big fans of the necklace/headphone device, which is an innovative solution to the frustrating tangling of headphones.

Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu is a program manager at finder, formerly the publisher for Banking and Investments. She is passionate about helping people make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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    NirajDecember 6, 2018

    Can Neptune suit smart watch with any android mobile? And whats the name of its app??

    • finder Customer Care
      MayDecember 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Niraj,

      Thank you for your question.

      At the moment, we don’t have any information yet as to what app the Neptune Suite maybe available. Although if we have it, we’ll surely update our page, so just keep on checking in.

      Cheers,
      May

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    HowNovember 25, 2018

    Can we get only watch
    Plz tell the price and place to buy

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 26, 2018Staff

      Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Yes, you can get the watch and it will cost you around AUD$550. However, you can’t buy the watch alone since it works with other devices. Thus, you would need to get the whole set.

      As of this time, the watch isn’t available yet. The company accepts pre-orders though but still in the process of crowdfunding.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    NithinJuly 10, 2018

    It can decrease the volume of television?
    Where we can buy

    What is the price of the watch in Indian ?

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      ArnoldJuly 10, 2018

      Hi Nithin,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      Yes, the Neptune Hub SmartWatch has the ability to control your television with the help of a Neptune Dongle accessory.

      Neptune Dongle is an HDMI dongle that turns any existing computer monitor or TV into another screen for your Hub, allowing you to enjoy a full desktop or smart TV experience. This allows you to control your tv (adjusting settings such as volume) using the smartwatch.

      According to the latest price forecast, The Neptune Hub should cost around USD $399 or around ₹27,400. As of today, the release date of the device has yet to be confirmed. However, their website offers you the chance to be one of the first customers to know when that will be. Please visit their site and subscribe to receive the latest news and updates.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    AshMay 30, 2018

    Hi Neptune,

    Thank you for visiting finder.

    You may connect your Smartphones/ Devices that is operating under the Android System as most of the application that can be stored is the Android Wear store. Neptune Hub can unify your data across all your devices and computer so you may no longer switches from one screen to the other.

    I hope this helps.

    Let us know if there is anything else that we may assist you with.

    Cheers,
    Ash

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