After four years of development, Apple is launching a strap for Apple Watch with front and rear-facing cameras. The Wristcam can shoot 1080p video with 4K resolution in its 8-megapixel camera and take great selfies with a 2 megapixels camera. Moreover, the company said that it would work as a video walkie-talkie with real-time live streaming, which is amazing.
These cameras work pretty, well but they can’t replace the iPhone camera. Even the company sent sample photos shot by the Wristcam, and they look quite decent.
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The original name of the Wristcam is CMRA. It shows images on the Watch screen but has a different battery, lasting for 24 hours. By clicking a button on the strap, you can take photos and videos from the camera, and it will automatically sync then to your iPhone when you drop it on its charging cable.
- The two cameras are 8 megapixels, and the selfie camera is 2 megapixels.
- It has 8GB of memory for photos and videos. You can connect the camera with the watch using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and connect with the iPhone using Bluetooth 4.2, 5.0, and Wi-Fi.
- The Wristcam band’s weight is 23 grams, almost half of the weight of the lightest Apple Watch. It comes in interchangeable colours like black, white, grey, rose, and sage.
- Both cameras have LED lights while taking photos and videos. The watch is controlled by multiple functions.
- The Wristcam takes 20 seconds to share a photo directly from the Watch using Bluetooth.
Order and Delivery
The Wristcam is taking direct reservations from customers on its official website. They are charging $299 for an immediate reservation.
The first orders of the direct reservation will be ship in March, according to the company.