The Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch, period. However, there are very few or basically none add-ons for the Apple Watch in the market or even if there are, nobody knows about them.
Wristcam, a barely known company is bringing camera support to the Apple Watch. The company in its own words likes to say “the first pioneering camera” for Apple Watch. It’s an interesting take on bringing a camera to the Apple Watch through the band.
Built-in camera on the band
Wristcam is offering a band for the Apple Watch which has a camera built-in. Users will be able to use the Wristcam’s Apple Watch app to see the viewfinder and click pictures or record video. The company also released a video showcasing the band with an inbuilt camera but has not shown the software side on the Apple Watch.
The Wristcam band is now on sale at wristcam.com for $299. Mentioned below are some of the features and specifications of the Wristcam band.
- Interchangeable bands: Wristcam’s modular band design makes swapping band styles and colors quick and easy
- Watch App: See what each camera sees, snap photos, record videos, review captured moments, and share with friends, all directly from your Apple Watch
- Quick Capture: Wristcam includes a quick capture button – Press once to snap a photo; Long press for video; Double-tap to switch cameras
- Live Video: Unique live or later video walkie talkie experience lets you video chat in real-time with friends and family, on Apple Watch or iPhone
- Instant Sharing: Share photo and video immediately from your wrist, or edit and share later from iPhone
- Dual-camera: 8-megapixel world-facing and 2-megapixel self-facing Sony cameras capture high-definition photo and 1080p video
- Battery + Storage: With moderate to heavy use, Wristcam’s battery lasts all day and the 8GB of built-in memory holds over an hour of video or thousands of photos
- Water Resistant: Tested to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
- Ultra-compact: At just 23 grams, the Wristcam camera is super lightweight
- Magnetic charging: USB charging cable seamlessly connects and rapidly charges