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Wristcam now lets Apple Watches without a camera video call with iPhones

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At last week’s Apple Park event, Apple announced the biggest update to Apple Watch since its debut in 2015. The all-new Apple Watch Ultra, Series 8, and SE, and the release impending watchOS 9 on September 12 will add further tailwinds to growing wearable adoption and the best-selling Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Ultra x Wrist-Camera

The wrist camera The camera system for Apple Watch is compatible with all previous and newly announced models. Wristcam enhances the Apple Watch experience by adding the only major features it still lacks: high-definition photography, video capture, and video calling.

The Wristcam camera strap was inspired by the most extreme activities and has already been put to the test in the biggest waves in the world. This summer, WSL surf phenom Noah Beschen filmed Wristcam footage surf monster waves in Tahiti.

“I was towing in a 60-foot code red swell and off I went for the biggest wave of my life,” said professional surfer Beschen. “I don’t even remember turning on my Wristcam; it was the recording, and I pretty much forgot about it. I caught the wave and was completely present and locked in. It was amazing; I didn’t even think about recording the Wristcam. It’s something special to look back on, and it’s shot on…an Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Ultra’s 2X performance on battery, speaker, mic, brightness, GPS, and water resistance makes the Wristcam sci-fi camera experience that much better and more accessible.

The wrist camera is available for order today, shipping immediately and in time for the first Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra and SE deliveries later this month.

Introducing a new technological breakthrough: video calls for all Apple Watches

Wristcam worked with Apple’s Developer Relations team to integrate new CallKit and ShareKit APIs for WatchOS 9, as well as newly available VoIP frameworks with its own proprietary technology and communication protocols to deliver video calls to all Apple Watch users. Now, with the Wristcam app, all WatchOS 9 users can make video calls on Apple Watch with iPhone and other Apple Watches. No camera band is required, although iPhone users only receive voice if the Apple Watch on the other side has a Wristcam camera band. The Wristcam video calling experience for all Apple Watches is expected to be available on the App Store alongside the public release of watchOS 9 today, September 12, 2022.

“Our partnership with Apple has enabled the ultimate wearable experience – something straight out of science fiction – and now we are bringing truly transformational capability to approximately 150 million Apple Watch users around the world,” said said Wristcam co-founder and CEO Ari Roisman.

Announcing the upcoming launch of Wristcam Protect

Later this fall, Wristcam will launch another transformative capability to provide personal safety and protection in stressful and dangerous situations. The new feature will leverage Wristcam’s video streaming technology to allow users to securely capture and quickly connect with nearby contacts when they need it most. Protect will leverage Apple Watch complications and Siri Shortcuts to make camera capture and sharing more accessible than ever.

About the wrist camera

wrist camera powers computer vision for wearables and IoT devices, starting with the first and only camera system for Apple Watch. In 2021, Wristcam was named as one of TIME’s Top 100 Inventions and The changing ideas of the world of Fast Company. Wristcam is certified by Apple as Made for Apple Watch and is compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and above. To learn more, visit strapcam.com.