Wearable cameras have been far and few in between and they all share a design around being clipped onto your person or worn as spectacles. Ubiquiti Networks, the company behind the Amplifi Wi-Fi mesh system is taking a different approach with it FrontRow wearable camera that makes a fashion statement as a necklace.
Shaped like an oversized pendant, the FrontRow is about the same size as a smartwatch but weighs in at a lighter 55-grams. It’s practically a standalone Android device with a built-in two-inch circular touchscreen, as well as an 8MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear-facing camera.
The front camera is also fitted with an ultra-wide 140-degree lens that basically captures everything it wearer sees so they won’t have to compose every shot. You also won’t have to worry about stopping to take a picture either as the FrontRow uses accelerometers to judge when its level and not moving quick enough to blur the image.
The FrontRow runs a modified version of Android Marshmallow, allowing users add their favorite filters and special effects through 3rd party apps. Of course, this wearable camera also connects to iOS and Android devices through an app to transfer and edit media as well as access the remote controls.
In terms of battery life, Ubiquiti Networks claims the Front Row gets up to 48 hours of standby time. Operating in Story Mode (time-lapse capture of experiences), users can expect up to 16 hours and in Live-Streaming Mode up to 2 hours. Plugging the camera into USB Type-C power can recharge the device in a quick 20 minutes.
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