Apple had made a sensible choice when they designed the previous Apple Watch. Those watches include fitness tracker and other health-oriented capabilities, integrated with iOS and other products and services of Apple Inc. The first generation includes four variants such as Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition, and Apple Watch Hermes. Those variants can be differentiated by their cases or through their 1st and 3rd party interchangeable bands. The second generation of Apple Watch was released in September 2016. This generation includes the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2.
All these watches are intended to free the users from using their phones. It works just by connecting your Apple device via Bluetooth. Its default functions include sending text messages and calling. Nevertheless, Apple Watch became the best-selling wearable in the 2nd quarter of 2015, after supplying 4.2-million Apple Smartwatches around the world.
Recently, Apple designed a new Smartwatch with the same capabilities; only this time, they aim to bring cameras to our wrists. Similar to the band of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear that contains a 1.9MP camera, Apple aims to bring the same functionality to their latest Apple Watch. Glide, a company, known for their messaging software, has built CMRA or a Smartwatch strap that includes two cameras. The first camera is an 8MP shooter, which is good for capturing what or who’s in front of the watch wearer, while the other one is a 2MP camera for taking selfies.
Though it is not very clear how the company will integrate the CMRA to the Apple Watch, this device needs its own battery. Glide has included a stand, which can charge both the CMRA and the Watch.
According to Ari Roisman, the CEO of Glide, the camera is only important when it is ready to shoot. He added that our phones dwell in our pockets and if the CMRA can be used without relying too much on the phone, it will definitely become the selling point. However, it is certainly a “big if.”
As we all know, the Smartwatch industry still needs help in discovering the correct blend of features to transform its category from being original to a must-have device. Glide will be accepting pre-orders starting Wednesday; however, the camera strap will not be ship until spring. We should remember that this hardware will be made available for pre-order and pre-order has an appalling track record, which usually ended to shipping later than expected or never at all.
The CMRA will cost $249, but pre-orders might be available for $199. Pre-orders that were made early will cost $149.
Watch the CMRA in action from the video below: