Remember when the original Samsung Galaxy Gear came out, beating Apple in the wearable market and having a clunky camera module on the wristband? Samsung dropped the camera after just one generation, but apparently someone thought it was cool enough to try and bring that functionality to the Apple Watch. Meet the Wristcam.
Exactly how this is better than simply using your phone is not clear to me, except in those times when you only have your LTE-enabled watch at hand. The strap transfers its photos effortlessly via Bluetooth, but you can connect to your iPhone via Wi-Fi for faster transfer of photos and 1080p videos. The samples provided by the company don’t inspire much confidence, as does the one day battery life. 8 GB of onboard storage has to be transferred to your phone quite often.
Wristcam says it has 10,000 preorders on its website, and has a waiting list for more. That’s impressive, given the $ 299 price tag and an expected March 2021 release for the first units. The makers say they will add the ability to share photos directly from the Apple Watch as a software update sometime after launch.
Source: Wristcam via The Verge