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Wearable Memoto camera offers another way to 'lifelog'

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We already told you about Autographer on dpreview.com, and now it looks like there's another wearable camera designed to document your life by snapping photos as you go about your day.

Memoto, from a Swedish company of the same name, is a GPS-equipped camera that automatically captures two 5MP geotagged photos a minute.  Memoto's built-in accelerometer ensures pictures are turned to the correct orientation. 

Once connected to a computer, the device will begin uploading all images to the Memoto Web Service. Apps for both iPhone and Android allow you to access the stored images in timeline format searchable by time, date, place and even lighting conditions, with easy sharing functionality to social networks.

And though the Autographer is expected to be available by next month, Memoto is aiming for early 2013 and is still gathering funding through Kickstarter. Kickstarter backers of $199 or more are promised a camera and one-year Memoto Web Service subscription. 

We'd like to hear your thoughts: Would you try a wearable camera? Are you ready for 'lifelogging'?

Comments

Total comments: 6
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Oct 28, 2012)

This whole concept isn't my cup of tea, but even for those who like the idea, this thing is doing it wrong. Two shots a minute mean you need to spend hours sifting through the hundreds of images a day it will take to get the good ones. The Autographer has some logic built in to shoot when things are interesting. Much better. Much fewer junk photos to sift through that way.

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Paul Guba
By Paul Guba (Oct 24, 2012)

I am unsure if there are options not to use their server for image download. I would think their would be. However the issue of ownership of rights also comes into play for me. Other issues is that this is a start up, what happens to my images if the fold in 18 months.

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absentaneous
By absentaneous (Oct 24, 2012)

I agree with previous comments. if such camera is offered just as a camera then I might consider it. if with the camera I am forced to use and pay for specific services then I am not interested. after all why would I want to pay for online storage if for example google + offers unlimited photo storage for free not to mention that before uploding anything online I'd like to be sure that's really what I want to do.

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Cobber55
By Cobber55 (Oct 24, 2012)

I can understand a use for a wearable camera for cyclists, police, etc. but surely not like this configuration with files going to the firm's servers first. I agree with jquagga and RStyga. This is a nonsense gimmick aimed at who knows who but hardly photographers. I guess it is aimed at the self obsessed or worse types.

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jquagga
By jquagga (Oct 23, 2012)

Wearable camera: Sure.

This thing: No way.

Why? The device uploads the photos through their servers. Why would I want or need that? Especially when there could be potentially private photos you can't see beforehand that you don't want going off into "the cloud". They say they're encrypted; I don't care. And you need to pay a fee to access YOUR photos. Sure that makes business sense for them; for me it's a $200 bid to potentially get a prototype device to rip me off. I'll pass thanks.

Edit: Spelling repair-work.

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RStyga
By RStyga (Oct 23, 2012)

Big Brother on the go for the appropriate "sheep"; and hordes of them will be. Ah, no, it's social networking! 1984 in 2012, and very subtle, or not. Isn't that "great"?

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