The ‘clip-on, tap and snap’ WearCam is a totally useful and utterly simple wearable video camera. Bringing affordable life logging to all, in glorious HD
Today the world says hello to a brand new wearable video camera, the WearCam, made by award winning UK company UCam247. The WearCam strips bare the body worn camera to focus on what matters most. With an RRP of £49.99 it doesn’t break the bank either, making it a truly affordable everyday action camera for all.
At the forefront of WearCam is its simplicity. A tap of the capture button snaps a picture or a 3 second press begins rolling video. The ability for just about anyone to document moments on-the-fly and share with friends and family is made easier than ever.
The shape and size of a macaroon, with a diameter of only 4.5cm and weighing in at just 26g, the WearCam is as uncomplicated to wear as it is to use. Notably it takes 5 megapixel photos and offers 720p HD video recording, the latter up to 2 hours in a continuous stretch on a single charge, and supports micro SD cards up to 32GB in size.
Unlike a digital camera or mobile phone the WearCam has no viewfinder, meaning no need to take eyes off the action. With a wide angle, infinity focus lens affixed crystal clear images and video are at its heart.
“Purposefully designed to be eyes free as well as hands free, there is also something quite nostalgic and exciting about having to wait to see what you’ve captured.” Says Ms Bindu Gor, Marketing Manager for UCam247. “There is a sense of freedom in being able to just snap away to your heart’s content, not knowing exactly what you’ve got. The delayed gratification is reminiscent of the past joy and anticipation of developing a roll of actual film, making it much more refreshing and engaging than a conventional digital or phone camera.”
In time lapse mode WearCam is suited to continuous life-logging from dawn to dusk and in normal use is ideal for casual instances like a wedding, birthday, holiday travel, or simply capturing moments with family and friends. With a built-in rechargeable battery and standby up to 7 days it’s ever ready for grabbing spontaneous events – fleeting incidents otherwise missed fumbling around for a phone.
Underlining the naked nature of the WearCam is a focus on core essentials and a ‘clip-on, tap and snap’ ethos which includes no provision for apps, WiFi or Bluetooth.
“Wearable cameras with WiFi and Bluetooth capability invariably leave users frustrated. Not only do they cause unnecessary battery drain but because of the slow speeds involved in transferring HD video from a camera to a mobile phone or tablet it can make using one an unforgiving experience” Adds Ms Gor. “Moving 32Gb of photos and videos from a wearable cam to your phone is not only unimaginable but unwieldy.”
Instead, the WearCam simply connects to a Windows or Apple Mac PC/laptop over USB. It even appears automatically as a drive on the computer which makes it quicker and easier to view recordings directly from the camera, without needing to download them.
Supplied with a neck strap and splash-proof sleeve, the all-purpose WearCam makes a wearable camera simple and ultimately fun to use by centering on an ultra compact clip-on design with functional credentials. Enabling the effortless taking of high quality pictures and video of life on-the-go, coupled with a quick and easy way to review them for uploading and sharing.
Visit http://www.wearcam.co.uk for more information.