$299 'Wristcam' Adds a Pair of Cameras to Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has never included a camera, likely due to battery life and space concerns. A new Apple Watch product aims to address that lack by introducing a wrist-worn camera that works with the Apple Watch.


The Apple-certified Wristcam attaches to the Apple Watch in the form of a band that adds a rather large camera set to the top of the Apple Watch. It's quite thick and bulky, but can capture 1080p video and 4K resolution stills. There's an 8-megapixel "world-facing" camera and a 2-megapixel "self-facing" camera in the accessory.

wristcam design
The camera supports video live-streaming, presumably through the included Wristcam app as FaceTime video is not available on the Apple Watch. The app includes a live viewfinder, gallery, and sharing tools. According to the company that makes the Wristcam, there are bright LEDs next to the cameras that make it obvious when a photo or video is being captured.

wristcam front facing camera
Wristcam comes in a variety of colors, including Noir, Blanc, Gray, Rose, and Sage. It is water resistant and has an internal battery that lasts "all day" with moderate to heavy use, along with memory that syncs new photo and video assets with the iPhone while it's charging. The Wristcam comes with a magnetic USB charging cable.

wristcam world facing camera
Wristcam founder Ari Roisman said that he designed the accessory for moments when a camera isn't available.

wristcam front camera 2

"Living with Wristcam feels a bit like having superpowers. Customers love our lightweight, casual camera for quick capture while staying in the moment. The phone isn't always within reach, and it's nice to have a camera handy when going out with friends, or going on a run, ride, or hike with just an Apple Watch. "But it's Wristcam's live video capabilities that are truly next level and sci-fi worthy. I'm so proud of our team and the transformational product experience we've been able to craft. We are so excited to see all the new types of content and experiences Apple Watch users create with Wristcam."

Wristcam is priced at $299 and can be purchased from the Wristcam website.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
9 months ago
“your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.”
Score: 64 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
9 months ago
Is "I'm on house arrest" a trending look now?
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tekriter Avatar
9 months ago
I predict they will sell tens of these.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
montuori Avatar
9 months ago

Is "I'm on house arrest" a trending look now?
Since March.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
9 months ago
They need to make that not look ridiculous, so that I can reject it based on premise alone.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
9 months ago
That is hideous, I feel like they could have figured out a way to do this with just one camera. Also My arm gets very tired trying to do a 2 minute call on my Apple Watch.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

apple watch series 3 trio

Apple Watch Series 3 Owners Now Required to Perform Restore When Updating Due to Storage Constraints

Thursday May 27, 2021 3:12 pm PDT by
Following the iOS 14.6 and watchOS 7.5 updates, Apple Watch Series 3 owners who update their devices to a new version of watchOS are prompted to unpair and re-pair the Apple Watch from the iPhone during the update process because of storage space constraints. The GPS-only version of the Apple Watch Series 3 only has 8GB of internal storage, which limits the amount of space available for...
eufy indoor security cameras

Major Privacy Breach as Eufy Security Camera Owners Report Seeing Other Users' Video Feeds

Monday May 17, 2021 5:02 am PDT by
Owners of Eufy home security cameras are this morning reporting seeing live and recorded feeds show up in the Eufy app from other users' cameras, in what appears to be a disturbing breach of privacy and a major malfunctioning of the company's service. As with many connected domestic security cameras, Eufy cameras offer users the ability to view real-time and recorded streams of video feeds...
7

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 7.4 to Developers

Wednesday April 7, 2021 10:03 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week release of the sixth beta and over two months after the launch of watchOS 7.3 with "Time to Walk" functionality, expanded ECG availability, and a new Unity watch face. To install the ‌watchOS 7.4 beta, developers need to download the proper...
maxresdefault

Apple Highlights Apple Watch Series 6 Features in 'The Future of Health is on Your Wrist' Ads

Monday February 22, 2021 9:11 am PST by
Apple today shared new Apple Watch ads on its YouTube channel, highlighting the water resistance, ECG, and sleep tracking capabilities of the Apple Watch Series 6. The short 38 second ads each focus on a specific Apple Watch feature, with a narrator explaining how the Apple Watch works under water, when taking an ECG, and when being used for sleep tracking. All of the ads feature the...
iphone12cameras

Kuo: 2022 iPhones to Feature 48-Megapixel Camera, 8K Video, and 6.1 and 6.7" Sizes With No 5.4" Mini Option

Tuesday April 13, 2021 10:45 pm PDT by
The upcoming 2022 iPhone lineup will feature two 6.1-inch devices and two 6.7-inch devices, with no mini-sized 5.4-inch iPhone, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors. Two of the iPhones will be high-end models and two of the iPhones will be lower-end models, similar to the current iPhone 12 lineup. Apple introduced the 5.4-inch...
ipad pro macro feature

Halide Developer Highlights Hidden Macro Camera Feature in 2021 iPad Pro

Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:16 pm PDT by
When Apple releases a new product with upgraded camera technology, the developers behind popular photography app Halide often take a deep dive into the revamped camera features to provide us with some insight into how things work behind the scenes. Halide developer Sebastiaan de With today shared a look at the cameras in the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, uncovering a hidden macro...
Unlock With Apple Watch Feature

Apple Explains How Unlocking iPhone With Apple Watch Works

Tuesday April 27, 2021 1:06 pm PDT by
With the launch of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, Apple introduced a feature that's designed to allow people wearing masks to unlock their iPhones with a paired and authenticated Apple Watch, alleviating the need to continually enter a passcode. Apple has published a support document outlining how the feature works and the requirements that enable it to function. Apple says that the Apple Watch...
apple watch series 6 refurbished

Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Models

Thursday April 29, 2021 10:37 am PDT by
Apple today began selling refurbished versions of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, both of which were released last September. Pricing on refurbished Series 6 models starts at $339, a $60 discount off of the regular price, and pricing on the SE starts at $239, which is $40 off of the standard price. These entry-level prices are for the aluminum 40mm models with GPS, with...
Screen Shot 2021 06 07 at 9

Apple Reveals watchOS 8: First Look at New Features

Monday June 7, 2021 11:11 am PDT by
Apple today revealed watchOS 8, the next major version of its watchOS operating system, with brand new features, including enhancements to health tracking including a new Mindfulness app and improvements to the way users interact with their Apple Watch. Referring to the Apple Watch face, watchOS 8 now supports using portrait mode photos in the watch face, using data from the image to layer...
maxresdefault

Testing the Oppo Find X3 Pro's Microscope Camera Lens

Friday April 2, 2021 11:52 am PDT by
MacRumors is an Apple-focused site, but sometimes we like to share notable new features that Apple's competitors add to their devices, as a look at what Apple might explore in the future and just to keep tabs on what other companies are up to. Oppo recently released a smartphone with a microscope lens, and we thought it would be fun to check it out and see how it works in our latest YouTube...