A while ago, we tested the Nubia Alpha, one of the few watches with cameras out there and the only decent one that wraps around the wrist. The chance to get photos off your wrist was pretty exciting and we couldn’t help but wonder when would Apple pull that off. They didn’t do it yet, no, but a startup is offering something that comes close to it: an attachable camera for the Apple Watch.
Wristcam isn’t an extension of the Apple Watch, not quite. It’s more of a band that you can use instead of the one that comes by default. On it, you’ll find two cameras – an 8MP one that shoots 1080p video and takes stills in 4K and a 2MP camera for selfies.
The camera quality isn’t amazing but for a wearable cam it does pretty well.
Of course, it’s even easier to use the front shooter to do some live streaming. There’s no fancy setup, just a button to open the camera and a flashing LED when content is being captured.
The photos sync to an iPhone automatically, when it’s dropped on the attached charging cable at night.
The Wristcam comes in various colors, including gray, rose, and sage, and weighs next to nothing. Actually, it’s about half the weight of the Apple Watch!
How much memory does it have? Users can count on 8GB for photos and videos.
The Wristcam went through a crowdfunding campaign a while ago, when the makers pre-sold 10,000 units! They still have to come through for the backers, so if you decide to reserve a pair, keep in mind it’s gonna take a while until you actually get it
If that’s not a drawback, head over to the Wristcam website and make a reservation for $299.