Wearable cameras at CES 2014 (pictures)
Whether you're looking to log every moment of your life, live-stream an event, or you simply want an easy way to capture hands-free video, these small, lightweight wearable cameras can do it.
Wearable cameras at CES 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Most of the wearable tech at CES 2014 has been about smart watches and fitness trackers, but that's not all that's out there.
Small, wearable hands-free cameras for capturing everything from snapshots as you walk around a city to your kid's birthday party to barreling down a mountain popped up all over the show floor.
Announced last November and on display at CES 2014, the Looxcie 3 has enough video-processing power to simultaneously live-stream WQVGA-resolution video at 15 frames per second while recording at 720p at 30fps.
The $399 Autographer clips onto your clothing or bag strap or hangs around your neck on a lanyard, and uses its five built-in sensors -- ambient light, accelerometer, magnetometer, passive infrared motion, and temperature -- to determine when to shoot 5-megapixel stills (though there's a shutter release if you want to manually shoot, too). A built-in GPS module keeps track of where your shots are taken. The camera can capture up to 2,000 photos a day, shooting for up to 12 hours on a single charge, and can store 16,000 images.
You can use the camera's Bluetooth to connect to an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet and use the Autographer app to preview, browse, and share your photos. The included desktop software for Mac and Windows gives you three different ways to view your photos and displays all of the data gathered by the camera's sensors, too, as well as GPS mapping data. You can also turn your photos into GIFs or MPEG stop-motion videos (which is probably the best use of 2,000 photos captured over an entire day).
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