Camera strap for Apple Watch finally hits the market

Before the Apple Watch hit the market, many thought that including a camera might be a good idea, however it is something that has proven not as useful. After all, iPhone will always take better photos.

WristcamThe Wristcam strap with two cameras

The idea has always been there and a development group announced four years ago a strap with two cameras for Apple Watch, one front and one rear. Originally the project was called CMRA, but it will eventually hit the market under the name Wristcam.

The Verge has spoken with its CEO, who has revealed that his objective is to send the units to clients who supported the original crowdfunding campaign, which sold about 10,000 units.

It has been four years of waiting, although the company returned the money to whoever requested it. Who continued to support the project, will receive their Apple Watch camera strap before the end of the year.

How is the strap with Wristcam cameras

Wristcam is the first strap with cameras that is officially launched for the Apple Watch, it can already be reserved on its website with a price of $ 299.

These are the official Wristcam specifications:

A 2 megapixel selfie camera. An 8 megapixel main camera that can record 1080p video. We have a small button to take photos and record video. Both cameras have a microphone and an LED that indicates when they are being used. 8 GB of storage for photos and videos. It connects with the Apple Watch via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and with 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.

WristcamWristcam design with two cameras

The idea is not bad and can have your audienceAlthough the design may be too cumbersome for someone who is only going to use it from time to time. However, it is a real first approximation of what so-called “smart bands” can actually do for the Apple Watch.

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Apple itself has many patents with this type of strap, from bands that improve autonomy 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 are popularized, although they will need to be more discreet and efficient.

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