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Wristcam brings video calls, more to Apple Watch

The Wristcam Apple Watch-compatible band adds video and still photography functionality to the Apple Watch. (Image: Wristcam)
The Wristcam Apple Watch-compatible band adds video and still photography functionality to the Apple Watch. (Image: Wristcam)
Wristcam has announced its eponymous band for the Apple Watch. True to its name, the Wristcam band adds not just one, but two cameras to the embedded in an Apple Watch-compatible band.

Some recent Apple Watch rumors have suggested that Apple could be bringing a camera to its popular Apple Watch. This would enable FaceTime calling on the go and would help to bring to life the dreams of Dick Tracy fans in the process. Beating Apple to the punch, the new Wristcam Apple Watch-compatible band promises not only video calling, but photographic and general videographic capabilities as well.

The Apple-certified Wristcam is fitted with two Sony-sourced cameras. The video calling-capable self-facing camera is rated at 2 MP while the outward facing camera is 8 MP with both getting a individual mic. The latter can record video in 1080p and take 4K stills all of which can be stored on board the in-built 8 GB of storage. Via the companion app, images and video can be set to automatically transfer wirelessly to an iPhone when in range.

Security conscious folks will also be pleased to learn that an LED light is located near each camera to alert the subject that recording is taking place. The Wristcam band is retailing for US$299 and comes in a range of colors to suit Apple Watch sizes including 38 mm, 40 mm, 42 mm and 44 mm. Additional bands without the core camera module can be purchased separately to mix things up. Shipments are expected to commence in March 2021.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-12- 4 (Update: 2020-12- 4)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor - 1181 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN/Electronista, and now NotebookCheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to site and its readership.