If there is a important missing feature on the Apple Watch, is a camera because it has everything, microphones, speakers, a good screen, a multitude of sensors, but it has an empty space in the photographic section. They wanted to take advantage of that free space and have released a product called Wristcam, a strap for the Apple Watch that comes with a couple of cameras which can shoot still images and video.
Wristcam: main features
The Wristcam has a 8 megapixel main camera and one second 2MP camera for taking selfies. Its own application for iOS shows a viewfinder on the clock screen, along with a shutter button. The main camera can record video up to 1080p. It has its own battery, in this way the battery of the Apple Watch will not be depleted, and it is also recharged with a USB cable. The battery life of this Wristcam is one day. And to make matters worse, photos and videos are stored in your own 8 GB memory.
In addition to still images and video, the Wristcam has a function to share live or recorded video clips with friends. Photos and video can be shared directly from the watch or can also be transferred to iPhone for editing. A quick capture system makes it easy to use, with a single tap to take a photo, a long press to record video, and a double tap to switch from the front camera to the main camera. Its connectivity is multiple, since connects to watch and iPhone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Is an accessory of this type necessary?
Maybe you wonder why users might want this, having their smartphone. According to Wristcam, it is for make sure you always have access to a camera even if you leave your iPhone at home, or you don’t have it on hand. It features two LEDs to tell those around you that the camera is active, in an effort to avoid privacy concerns. The strap comes in four different colors, and it should be noted that it adds volume to the Apple Watch.