Spring Break is right around the corner, and that means tropical destinations and vacation getaways. While you’re sipping on the poolside cocktail and relaxing on the beach, you’ll need to take some pictures to document the trip, and what better way than with a wearable camera. Wearable cameras offer different user experiences than the camera you may find on your smartphone, as they are hands free and show a point of view perspective. Find out which wearable live action camera will be best for you and discover why wearable cameras are the way to go!
Before we discuss some of the top wearable live action cameras available on the market, let’s first look at the different features of these cameras, so you can find a camera that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Video quality is one of the most important consideration when buying any sort of camera. Some live action cameras do not have the capability to capture videos, only taking still photos. Some wearable cameras have full HD recording at 1080p, which is suitable for creating high resolution videos for production. If you want to use your wearable camera to improve your YouTube channel, video quality is an important feature to consider.
Most live action cameras as small, but they do vary in size and weight. A good rule of thumb though is the better the photo and video quality of the camera, the larger and heavier it will be.
Picture quality for wearable cameras can range from 5MP to 15MP, as mentioned above depending on the size of the camera. Some cameras also offer the ability to take high quality still photos from video screenshots, which is perfect for those who want to snap a photo during the activity.
Connectivity options may include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which allows you to connect your camera to your phone for viewing and streaming purposes. Some live action cameras can even sync with Facebook, YouTube, or Google Hangouts so you can live stream your photos. Depending on what you want to use your camera for, you may or may not be interested in these features.
Storage capacity is another very important feature of live action cameras. Depending on the model and type, these cameras can support between 4GB to 120GB. Some even include an internal amount of storage capacity you can use without a card.
Now that we’ve discussed the different features you can find in various live action cameras, let’s look at and compare some of the top wearable cameras on the market!
The Pivothead Smart Eyewear camera take the shape of sporty sunglasses, giving you the ultimate POV experience. SMART features an HD camera that is capable of recording in multiple formats and sizes. It also can take photos ranging in resolutions, and features a burst mode and time lapse mode. Even cooler, SMART has the ability to live stream your point of view from anywhere to anyone, letting you share your experiences with those around you. Although the camera does blend in really well, this wearable camera is not the best for everyday use, and is best suited for sports and other outdoor activities where sunglasses are typically worn.
The Narrative Clip features a 5MP camera that automatically takes two photos per minute. It has a storage capacity of about 4,000 photos and has a great battery life for a camera, 2 days. So how does it work? You clip the device onto your belt, collar, or any other suitable part of clothing that will allow you to snap photos from your point of view. The two day battery life allows you to wear the battery at long lengths of time, taking a good recording of your day or whatever activity you are wearing the camera for. Some of the downsides to this camera is that there is no video function and it can be limited because of its 8GB storage. Also, because the photo quality is so low, you can view the 4,000 photos you take on the computer, but printing them is not recommended. But, you can download all of your photos easily by plugging the Narrative into your computer. Access them and share from there!
Overall, the Contour+2 is the best camera when it comes to basic needs and general use. It has an HD camera for shooting high quality videos and still shots. This camera also has mobile connectivity which can be paired with an app, built in GPS, and comes with a waterproof case up to 60 meters. The camera also features an instant record on switch, so you can continuously record without turning the camera on and off. Although the battery only lasts for about 2 hours, there are extra battery packs available. The major downside is that this camera is too heavy so it cannot be attached to clothing, however it can be attached to helmets and shoulder straps.
As you can see from above, these live action cameras all have different qualities that affect their usage and abilities. What’s one thing all of these cameras have in common? They can benefit from wireless charging.
With all of the great features these cameras have to offer, from WIFI connection and Bluetooth features, to waterproof capabilities, charging these cameras is still a struggle. Having a live action camera means another wire, another cord you have to worry about packing, untangling, and breaking. At Humavox, we have developed wireless charging technologythat can revolutionize the way we use our wearables.
Our seamless integration of wireless charging into the home means that users can just drop and charge their devices into, let’s say, a bowl instead of fumbling around with tiny chargers and struggling to find a suitably placed outlet. As wearable cameras, and just wearables in general, are becoming more mainstream, there will be an even greater need to find a more effective way to charge these devices. And that’s where Humavox and wireless charging comes in.
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