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Regular readers know that I spend a lot of time with watches and arguably the Apple Watch Series 6, see our full review, is the best smartwatch currently available. There are an almost unlimited number of band options available for the Apple Watch, but one that takes things to the next level and adds functionality that helps you lighten your load is the Wristcam.
Last month the company launched Live Messenger video communication support for the Wristcam and we spent a few weeks testing it out at the beach, while running, while working, while traveling, and more. It adds a capability to my Apple Watch that finally lets me leave the phone at home during a run.
Also: Apple Watch Series 6 review: Outstanding smartwatch, but health software offers little guidance
I upgraded from the original red model to a navy blue LTE-enabled Apple Watch 6 so that I could leave the house without my iPhone. In most cases, a cellular Apple Watch works fine by itself. However, when I run and walk I like to have the ability to take photos and videos of things I see while out and about. This is especially true when I travel and go running in local communities. With the Wristcam I have been able to capture things I would have missed with my phone behind and there are even more use cases I found where it is a better option than a phone.
- Cameras: 8MP outward facing and 2MP selfie
- Internal storage: 8GB for 2000 photos or 1 hour of video
- Dust and water resistance: IP68 rating
- Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: Rechargeable battery provides up to a day of use with hundreds of photos or approximately 30 minutes of video content
- Weight: 35 grams, with silicone band
The retail package includes a teal metal box with the Wristcam core unit, silicone band pieces, and a charging cable. One side of the silicone band houses the Wristcam core unit while the other side has holes for watch band solution that is modeled after the Apple Sport band.
When I first opened the package and saw the Wristcam I thought there was no way I could wear such a large accessory comfortably for any period of time. Looks are definitely…