Wristcam brings video calls, more to Apple Watch
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.