Before the Apple Watch hit the market, many thought that including a camera might be a good idea, but it’s something that hasn’t turned out to be as useful. After all, IPhone will always take better photos.
The idea has always been there and a development group announced four years ago a bracelet with two cameras for Apple Watch, one on the front and one on the back. Originally, the project was called CMRA, but eventually it will hit the market as Wristcam.
The edge spoke to its CEO, who revealed that his goal is to send the units to clients who supported the original crowdfunding campaign, which prevented about 10,000 units
It’s been four years of waiting, even though the company has returned the money to whoever requested it. Those who continued to support the project, will receive their Apple Watch camera bracelet before the end of the year.
How is the bracelet with Wristcam cameras
Wristcam is the first bracelet with cameras that is officially launched for the Apple Watch, it can already be booked on its website at a price of $ 299.
Here are the official Wristcam specs:
- A camera selfie 2 megapixels.
- An 8 megapixel main camera that can record 1080p video.
- We have a little button for taking photos and recording videos.
- Both cameras have a microphone and an LED that indicates when they are in use.
- 8 GB of storage for photos and videos.
- It connects to the Apple Watch via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and to the iPhone via Bluetooth 4.2, 5.0 and Wi-Fi.
- 23 grams of weight.
- IP68 water resistance.
- It has its own app, with which we can make video calls.
- Battery for a whole day.
The the idea is not bad and can have your audienceAlthough the design may be too heavy for someone who will only use it every now and then. However, this is a real first approximation of what the so-called “smart bands” can actually do for the Apple Watch.
Apple itself has many patents with this type of bracelet, from bands that improve range with an extra battery, to a strap with a camera similar to Wristcam. We will see if in the future this type of accessories for the Apple Watch is popularized, although they will have to be more discreet and efficient.