If you own an Apple Watch then it’s likely you have a growing list of features you want Apple to add. I have a few. While the ECG (electrocardiogram) is a good feature and helps to save lives, there are others of more or less import.
How about constant blood sugar testing? It could happen. If Scotty could beam Captain Kirk all over the galaxy, then you know Apple is hard at work on such a valuable enhancement. What else? How about Watch Camera?
Selfie, Only, Please
What Watch has now set it apart from other so-called smartwatches. My Watch Series 4 battery lasts all day and then some, and can be charged up in about an hour (usually while I’m working at my desk). Always on LTE means I can take phone calls when my iPhone is tucked away in a butt pocket or backpack.
What else? Watch Camera would be a useful function. Google is considering the same thing with Pixel Watch. Wait. What? Google has a smartwatch? Nah. Just kidding. But they want one. With a camera. Chris Davies:
Google has designed a smartwatch with a camera integrated into the display, potentially tipping one possible way that the long-rumored Pixel Watch could differentiate itself from the Apple Watch and other wearables.
Because Pixel smartphones have so successful.
The problem with a smartwatch camera should be obvious. How do you point it at what you want to capture? Do you pull a Spider-man pose, tilt the wrist down, and aim the Watch at whatever you want to shoot; hoping you can center it OK on that tiny display?
A Watch camera might come in handy, especially if the photo or video can be uploaded to your iCloud account in an instant. Muggers could get their mugs online in a hurry.
No, I think the real problem with a Watch camera is obvious. Pointing. That means Watch camera would be relegated to what far too many humans already do with their smartphones.
Because we need yet another way to take a picture of ourselves.
Google may need a camera on a smartwatch more than Apple. How so?
It’s hard to argue that Wear OS doesn’t need a shot in the arm, so to speak. Renamed from Android Wear to emphasize that it is effectively platform-agnostic
Hey, maybe Watch would come with a little periscope that crawls out of the crown like the creature in Alien and Aliens and the app on the Watch screen can be used to navigate and point the camera wherever you want.