Released last year, the Wristcam strap for the Apple Watch has acquired new features. Initially, with its help, it was only possible to shoot photos and videos, but now the manufacturer has announced the implementation of a long-sought-after function – support for video calls.
The nuance lies in the fact that the standard FaceTime service does not support the function of video calls on the Apple Watch. Therefore, the manufacturer has developed an application that allows you to conduct video conferences directly from the watch. The program must be installed in both participants of the call.
At the moment, the video calling function is not yet ready for mass deployment, so those who want to try it out need to leave a request for early access through the official website of the manufacturer, indicating their name and email address.
Recall that the Wristcam strap is equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera with the ability to shoot 4K photos and videos in 1080p, as well as a front 2-megapixel camera for selfies. It is through the latter that video communication is carried out. By the way, the accessory was developed by a former Apple engineer.
The basic version of the Wristcam costs $299, but there’s also a limited edition for $399.