Apple Watch Wristcam looks like a banana strapped to your arm


Many people would like an Apple Watch camera, but not one as large as the Wristcam.
Wristcam probably isn’t the Apple Watch camera you’ve been hoping for.
Photo: Wristcam

Wristcam puts a camera into an Apple Watch band. That’s a product many people have been asking for, but this version seems impractically large. Much larger than anyone wants to wear on their wrist.

Take a look at a product video to see for yourself.

Perhaps Wristcam’s designers tried to pack in too much. There’s an 8MP outward-facing camera and a 2MP selfie one. 8GB of internal storage holds 2000 photos or 1 hour of video, and the accessory has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

In its defense, the wrist camera weighs less than an ounce. But it looks like a banana strapped to your arm.

Apple Watch camera: Good concept, bulky execution

Apple Watch is one of the few Apple devices that doesn’t have a built-in camera. But it seems inevitable that will change someday. The wearable is gradually becoming more of a stand-alone product as it gets less tied to an iPhone. Many runners just use it alone, leaving their handset at home. With built-in LTE, a Watch can stream music, exchange text messages, and even make purchases with Apple Pay. Adding a camera is a logical next step.

A Patent filing from 2019 shows that Apple itself is looking for ways to pull this off. But a successful camera for the wearable will have to be smaller than a banana.

For anyone who disagrees, the Wristcam can be ordered today for $299. It comes in black, white, grey or rose. And extra bands to fit over the top of the camera unit cost $49.

Watch a demonstration video to see Wristcam in action.


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