We’re all used to seeing wearables built for tracking activity, but a new trend that’s set to take over 2015 is wearables built for live streaming and always-on cameras. This new SnapCam from iON, which was unveiled at CES 2015 this week, is a great offering, complete with an 8 MP sensor, HD video capabilities and wireless connection all packed within a 1.5 inch gadget.
One of the SnapCam’s biggest USPs is that it can start taking a picture or recording a video in under a second. It’s control by simple taps, so a double tap records a video, a single snap takes a photo and a triple tap allows you to live stream directly to your mobile device. If you’re worried about where you’ll put it, iON has you covered as it’s got a clip for attaching to items of clothing, belts or bags, as well as a magnet for attaching to fastenings or just a metal surface.
Granted some people have been live streaming events and life streaming EVERYTHING for years, but with wearable devices taking off in a huge way we can expect to see this kind of recording tech becoming smaller, more durable and… of course… more wearable over the next 12 months. We’re not sure whether this will make people be more inclined to record their whole lives or not, but we’ve got no doubt that it’ll appeal to those who already like recording video at gigs, events or when they’re taking part in sports but feel their phone falls short.
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