Neptune Duo pairs a pimped out smartwatch with a dumb phone

Neptune Duo
By Rich Edmonds on 18 Feb 2015 10:16 am

Neptune, the company behind the Neptune Pine, has unveiled the Duo, a new smartwatch and dumb phone combo. There's the Hub, the smartwatch come smartphone-tied-to-your-wrist, and the Pocket, which is shaped like a mobile phone, acts like a mobile phone but is simply an interface for the Hub.

So it's essentially a smartwatch paired with a dumb phone. No, that's not us hating on the design or the idea, it's how Neptune themselves describe the Pocket. But that's the beauty of the Pocket too. It means should you happen to misplace it, no problem. Your "phone" is actually tied to your wrist. Simply continue using the Hub until you either find it again or get a replacement. Should you lose the Hub and have the Pocket, well... that's when you're going to have a bad day.

If you're sick of watches and bands that require a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone to be "smart", this may well be the answer to your prayers. The Hub itself sports a quad-core processor, LTE support, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 64GB internal storage, speaker, microphone, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 1,000mAh battery and comes in three available sizes (small, medium and large).

Before you freak out about the small battery, the Pocket doubles as a battery pack for the Hub, should you need to top it up. This brings the total capacity to 3,800mAh. The dumb phone comes with a 5-inch capacitive touch display (720p), an 8MP rear shooter (with 2MP front facing camera) and has the ability to be used as a phone (connecting a call through the Hub).

The Neptune Duo is slated to be released in late 2015, but reservations are now available with some light discounts for early birds.

  • Pledge $49 - Pay $649 at shipment (save $100)
  • Pledge $199 - Pay $399 at shipment (save $200)
  • Pledge $498 - Pay $0 at shipment (save $300)

Alternatively, you can pledge nothing now and pay the full price of $798 when released.

Source: Get Neptune

Reader comments

Neptune Duo pairs a pimped out smartwatch with a dumb phone


Very very tempted in this. I love my Gear S but having to have its own data service on top of a phone service sucks. This however I like. I find myself not using my phone often as I did. Great concept

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I like the look of the band... But not a fan of this duo concept. I also despise crowd funding and how tardiness, missed deadlines and lack of communication have come to be accepted as par the course for crowdfunding. It's a pass for me.

I would be all over this & gladly pledge $400 if i could pair it with my Windows Phone or my iPhone Id rather not carry around an extra device especially a dumb phone