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Photos taken with the The Hyetis Crossbow watch's 41-megapixel camera can be sent to an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone 8 smartphone via wi-fi, Bluetooth, or near field communication (NFC).

Are you bored with your smartphone camera but wearing a camera on your face just a little too weird? Lucky for you, Swiss company Hyetis has created a 41-megapixel wristwatch.

At $1,200, the Crossbow smartwatch is $300 cheaper than the beta release of Google Glass. Hyetis's smartwatch sends photos taken on the watch to an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone 8 smartphone through the watch's wi-fi, Bluetooth, or near field communication (NFC) connectivity. 

A front-facing view of the camera shows its ring-flash—a feature that has not yet appeared on a smartphone camera.

From Hyetis' typo-ridden website:

High resolution camera sensor with 41 mega-pixel is integrated in Crossbow with an optical zoom lens with integrated ring flash. A high resolution microphone with selective noise suppresion [sic] device delivers in conjunction with the camera, breathtaking picture experience. With the integrated communication center device, pictures and videos can be instantly shared via your smartphone. Enviromenmental [sic] sensors allows to record informations like: GPS position, Temperetaure [sic], Altitude, Depth, Biometric information and more.

The Crossbow smartwatch, like other smartwatches already on the market, will also act as a notification center for connected smartphones.

Not yet available for preorder, Hyetis promises that the Crossbow will be made with only the best titanium, ceramic, and "state of the art mobile media technology sensors."

Comments

Total comments: 61
Digitall

Who need a Nikon D800 or Mark III at his days! It will not take much time watching weddings photographed with a clock...

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akiliza

Wow! its very rare, But its impractical for me to have this gadgets.

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ManWithPentaxCamera

You'd have to be a complete idiot to spend $1,200 on a product with so many typos in the promo. If they don't care enough to pay attention to the red squiggly lines underneath their misspelled words, they certainly won't be qualified to make an expensive precision instrument like this.

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Dimit

Forget abt the watch thing; A rist 1'' camera with premium materials?..One of the most interesting gadgets I've seen in years!

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CyberAngel

Sounds good and affordable
Looks like I could leave my DSLR home
Wait...
That was so last month!
Now I might leave my Lumia 1020 home
:-D

1 upvote
aaanouel

One of the most useless gadget I've seen in years...!!!
Not to say anything about bulky files and useless density of pixels for recording four times the info received for real into a single shot without getting more resolution than a 16Mp capture. And what about pointing, shooting and reviewing???
A nice waste of money for feeding too big little egos.

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Joe Ogiba

"At $1,200, the Crossbow smartwatch is $300 cheaper than the beta release of Google Glass. "
Really ? What does a $1,200 watch for the top 1% knuckleheads have to do with Google Glass ? NOTHING !

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hesbehindyou

Fake. Ring flash, collapsible lens, 41MP camera (so licencing Nokia tech?) + GPS? No way will this product be made.

2 upvotes
Just another Canon shooter

I'd rather have a camera with a watch attached to it.

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lmqch

This camera will maybe show us way for compact camera in future. :-)

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Karroly

For those who did not notice, it looks like it is not the photograph of an actual watch or prototype but rather a 3D image of a mad engineer's dream...
I made a Google search about Hyetis, an it looks Hyetis watches are sold by... nobody!
So, a true new brand or...just an hoax ?
Wait and see...

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rrr_hhh

I went further and there is no enterprise with that name Hyetis in the official Swiss enterprises register.
I found their address in the phone book, but there is no such enterprise appearing in the official phone book. No other enterprise manufacturing watches at that address either.
And no name of the owner/producer of Hyetis either.
But they were able to produce quite a Buzz on the Internet.

Looks like design/engineers students (pipe) dreams..

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whtchocla7e

I wear a small, lightweight, unobtrusive watch. I have no need to carry any other electronic gadgets...

1 upvote
Chellspecker

They seem to have some problems with spelling. Three mistakes in a short blurb, plus one on the watch itself. I don't trust them to make a camera if they can't even spell "July"

1 upvote
bronson

Agree with Wodheila.

I stopped wearing a watch 10 years ago when the battery died and never looked back. With the time displayed on every electronic gadget we own, watches have just become another piece of jewelry which I don't wear anyways.

Yes, a dedicated wrist-camera would be fine.

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knize10

Designed somewhere in the west, Made In China. No way Jose.

1 upvote
Petrogel

West China

1 upvote
AntonyVance

I don't understand when people would come out of made in china mentality. Most of your house hold items and electronics are made in china (well including your phone). If you start buying items only if they are NOT made in china, I believe you will be living 10 years back. Grow up and accept the fact. No other counties have mastered the mass production like they do. That is the reason many OEMs go there, not just because it is cheap. By the way, I am not from china.

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Impulses

It has less to do with mastering mass production and more to do with cheap labor and lack of environmental restrictions... Although I agree, shunning anything made there out of principle is impractical at best.

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Petrogel

Environmental restrictions ?
No one cares about environment, if they did they would have kept their production lines into their countries under their strict environmental safe regulations, Profit is environments biggest enemy, together with development.
@Antony
I'm with you mate, it's not that we don't like the Made in China products, it's that we don't like that they are sold as they were made in Germany or U.S.A or Wherever !!!!

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Petrogel

Those 41mp are getting haunted more and more as a variety of gadgets flood the market

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TartanRug2

This has to be a wind-up

5 upvotes
Wodheila

I haven't worn a watch in 20 years. I really don't care what 'time' it is...how about just make a camera version? Get rid of the cost of the parts that are not needed.

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Tee1up

I still don't get how they settle on such high MP counts for little devices. I am still waiting for a watch that is cooler than the old Timex data watch. Yeah, that one where you held it up to your computer screen to sync it.

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Andy Crowe

Is that a pureview sized sensor or just a ridiculously packed regular sized sensor?

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alanscape

Wot, no filter thread??????

3 upvotes
tabloid

They have misspelt July....lol

Somebody should tell them is spelt Julie ........lol

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Karroly

Chinese typo mistakes, as usual...

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Danny

Perhaps a watch for 007.

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got2play

Zoom in on the top image and you will see the month is Jully! They should have included a spell checker ......

1 upvote
Kiloparsec

They should also have come up with their own icons for messages and email, instead of stealing them from Apple.

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robmanueb

Hahaha, so the cell phones companies thought they had the camera guys over a barrel.

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Trollshavethebestcandy

How about a Skype smart watch? Think wifi webcam/camera with tilt screen.

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xlynx9

How about http://blurbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/get-smart-shoe-phone.jpg

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utomo99

Most camera watch is suffer on Low light.
Manufacturer need to find way to improve low light capability instead of adding more Pixel.
And Video is more important

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star shooter

How far will the flash reach? What size lens is it? How close can it focus? Will it do video? Will it keep accurate time? How long will the battery last? Are they replaceable? What size card does it take? Is the watch heavy? Can I send the picture to my editor? Is it waterproof? Who will service this watch?

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CyberAngel

battery?
I think max three days.

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Vadimka

Unless it also makes calls not interested.
Why would you have a retarded looking watch when your phone already has them.

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Trollshavethebestcandy

How about 1/4 the megapixels and 4x the sensor size and a touch screen to see WTF you are taking pics and video of? A smart camera/watch.

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robmanueb

That will come out next month. Fortunately with the advances in manufacturing and the influence of marketing it will be half the price.

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robmanueb

http://www.computerworld.com.au/slideshow/523801/pictures_14_smartwatches_here_coming_rumoured/ Some of these might do the job.

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Trollshavethebestcandy

Will there be a speed booster for this?
I want to put a 600mm Canon lens on it.
All that concentrated light might start a fire lol.
Light a cigarette?

1 upvote
Trollshavethebestcandy

Perverts and 1960's James bond geeks rejoice!

2 upvotes
Simon97

...and probably makes better images than today's point and shoot cameras.

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CameraLabTester

Packed with:

Bluetooth

IPhone H1

WiFi

"Hmmm... technology" (Homer accent)

.

3 upvotes
Deleted pending purge

As long as it shows time, it's useful...

1 upvote
yabokkie

the problem is I don't wear wrist watches most of time becasue I have a mobile.

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chaos215bar2

Your problem is…

4 upvotes
m3

It's always about the becasues (sic) ...

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Bruce W Roeser

Don't forget the armour-piercing darts in case you get stuck in a centrifuge trainer and need to destroy the instrument panel!

1 upvote
AbrasiveReducer

And it fires poisoned darts too.

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krassphoto

With today's technology they could easily fit a 60mp camera in a tie pin. The question is - WHY?? And what kind of picture will come out of this pixel-infested sesame seed sized sensor? But, on the other hand, there were always somebody who're ready to buy a solid gold-cast Leica with diamond inserts. Go figure.

3 upvotes
Jimmy jang Boo

No VF, no hot shoe... NOT for this crowd.

4 upvotes
Danel

What's next a 41MP pinky ring? How about a 50MP necklace?

2 upvotes
jcmarfilph

41MP worth of smeary or blurry with blown highlights and blocked shadow image just like the ones found on iPhones and other mediocre camera phones.

4 upvotes
Cane

Yes, but much less arm movement required to shoot brick walls for pixel peeping.

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brdeveloper

Not gonna happen.

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Shaun Iza

Optical zoom?? Does it have IS too?

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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M Jesper

If only Ian Fleming was here to see it.

4 upvotes
lylejk

You beat me to it. I was going to post how very James Bondish this one would be. lolol

:)

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bmcdad

State of the art technology that hangs by your waist side with powerful enough radio frequency electromagnetic field to wipe out the remaining floaties in your sack.

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