Hyetis Crossbow : $1200 Smartwatch With A 41 Megapixel Camera
Smartphones might be bludgeoning the point-and-shoot market, and wearable computers like Google Glass may someday return the favor, but there’s a new gadget picking up steam that could help the smartphone retain superiority. We’re talking about the smartwatch, and if the new Hyetis Crossbow is any indication, smartwatches aren’t playing around when it comes to photography.
Hyetis has announced its Hyetis Crossbow smartwatch on Tuesday, packing a 41-megapixel camera facing at 12-o’clock, complete with Carl Zeiss optics. It’ll even have a little ring of LEDs built around it to act as a ring flash when necessary.
As you would expect, the Hyetis Crossbow has NFC support and is WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled. An altimeter, microphone, thermometer, and other gauges all come included. The band even has biometric sensors that can measure a wearer’s physical condition. The watch is programmed to interact with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 devices, comes with a touchscreen, and did we mention that camera? It’s positioned at the top of the clock where the crown usually would be.
Hyetis plans to make the Hyetis Crossbow available for pre-order soon, with a starting price of $1,200. If you can manage that kind of cash you might want to act fast – only 500 units will be available in the first batch.