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New 'CMRA' Band for Apple Watch Features Dual 2MP and 8MP Cameras

Glide recently announced a new Apple Watch band that includes both a 2MP front-facing camera, as well as an 8MP outward-facing one, with the ability to capture crisp images and HD videos "in a tap." Called the "CMRA," users simply have to tap a button built into the band to snap a photo or long-press to begin recording a video, and on one charge the CMRA can take "hundreds of photos," or about 30 minutes of video (via Re/code). The sole button housed on the band also switches it between the two cameras with a double-tap. Any pictures or videos taken with the band are seamlessly integrated with Apple's stock Photos app, so it's easy to store, edit, and share moments captured on the CMRA. Glide says that the cameras on its band include tilt-balancing, lens correction, noise reduction, and pixel optimization features to provide enhanced shots on the fly. In terms of storage, the CMRA has 8GB of onboard flash memory. The band's video conferencing feature uses Glide's iPhone and Apple Watch chat app to let users talk in real time, or send recorded video messages to one another. When the Apple Watch app launched last year, it set itself up as a companion to the iPhone app, notifying users of live Glides, missed messages, and let users watch videos right on their wrists. With CMRA, now users can begin recording those videos without needing to grab an iPhone. For charging, pre-orders of the device will come with a custom dual-charging dock that charges both the Apple Watch and CMRA together, and the dock itself includes a battery pack so it can recharge the two

'Glide' Update Brings Video And Text Messaging Service to Apple Watch

Every day more and more companies announce Apple Watch versions of popular iOS apps. The trend continues today, with video and photo messaging app Glide confirming a companion app on Apple's new wearable will be available to its users when the Watch launches on April 24. The Glide iPhone app allows users to send and receive live video messages from friends - up to five minutes long - even letting its users watch someone live as they record a Glide video, or catch up later if they missed anything. The Apple Watch version will act as a companion to its iOS counterpart, notifying users of live Glides, missed messages, and allow them to peruse the app and watch videos right on their wrist. The app, like Apple's own Messages, will also allow users to send truncated text, emojis, or use speech-to-text to dictate a response to someone's Glide video. Although the Apple Watch version of Glide will allow users to view full Glides on their Watch, it will also support Handoff, so users can go from watching a video on the Watch to an iPhone's bigger screen without missing a single beat. Although impossible with the current Apple Watch hardware, Glide CEO Ari Roisman looks to the future to envision Glide and future iterations of the Apple Watch - with a front-facing camera - working together to provide incomparable video chatting services to users right on their wrists. Speaking to VentureBeat, Roisman believes that live video messaging, via wrist-worn devices, will become the most widely used way in which to catch-up with friends and family, possibly even without a