Although there are several options for an Apple Watch strap on the market, the most unique and feature-packed Apple Watch strap / accessory would be the wristband camera. Launched back in 2020, this sleek Apple Watch strap came with a dual-camera setup so users can record high-quality videos with their laptops. Well, now Wristcam owners will be happy to hear that they too can make video calls from their wrists, thanks to a new feature for Wristcam. Check out the details below.
The Apple Watch wristband camera can now make video calls
Wristcam recently announced a new video calling feature for its camera-based watch strap for the Apple Watch. This means that Wristcam users will now be able to make video calls from their wrists without requiring their iPhones. You can check out a short promo video from the company showing the new feature attached just below.
Although it’s worth mentioning, the video calls are hosted on Wristcam’s own app instead of FaceTime. Although the Apple Watch currently supports FaceTime audio calls, it lacked video call support due to the lack of a built-in camera.
However, the new Wristcam feature is currently in “early access” for those users who request it from the company’s official website. As for the full availability of the feature, the company says it is is currently working with a number of developers to further improve it. After better support and compatibility, Wristcam will release the feature to all its users sometime in the coming weeks.
Once rolled out, the feature will allow users to make watch-to-watch video calls or watch-to-phone. In one way or another, both parties need to install the Wristcam app on their Apple devices to make / receive the video calls.
Now, to remember, the Wristcam is a smart and one of the most useful accessory for the Apple Watch lets users record 1080p videos and 4K images with an 8MP world-facing camera. There is also a 2MP selfie shooter which is used for the new video calling feature. The accessory also comes with 8 GB of storage memory to store up to 2,000 images and up to one hour of high quality videos.
It is available in three colors and comes in six different sizes – 38 mm to 45 mm. While the original edition of Noir Black and Gray variants costs $ 299 (~ Rs 22,879), the limited edition model is priced at $ 399 (~ Rs 30,529). You can check it out on the official Wristcam website. Also tell us your thoughts on the new video calling feature in the comments below.