Yesterday, I saw an advert for a water-resistant, spy Camera Wrist Watch on Facebook. I knew those gadgets existed, but I have never had a desire to own one. For some reason, gadget lust hit me after reading through the features. “Why should I not own one of these?” I thought to myself. A spy watch should offer lots of opportunities for fun. Harmless fun, to be precise. Let me tell you about the features of the watch.
Waterproof Spy Watch Features
Here is the odd list of features of the spy wrist watch whose ad I saw:
- water resistance (grade not specified)
- Small pin-hole camera that supposedly shoots video in 1280 x 960 resolution at 30fps and photos in 1600 x 1200 resolution JPG format
- records audio only too
- Built-in 8 GB memory
- Can be connected to a PC via USB cable (comes included in the pack)
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery (capacity not specified)
I hope that the battery life is great. I own one of those watch phones but haven’t used it in months. Having to plug it daily to use it is such a chore. I have to charge my phone, charge my Bluetooth headset, and charge a mifi (sometimes). Adding a wrist watch to the list of gadgets that requires daily charging is not something that I look forward to doing. Such charging palava is why a smartphone will not be a part of my daily life yet. I cannot deal.
I am not sure who I will be spying on or why I would want to do any spying at all in the first place. But as a gadget lover, I want one. At least, I can pretend to be James Bond sometimes in the Mobility Arena team meetings and brainstorming sessions. Maybe we can even act a few silly videos around it in and out of the office for your enjoyment.
I will share photos and first impressions when my spy swatch arrives. In the meantime, I need to contact Miss Moneypenny to confirm what my secret agent code-name is. Actually, I am convinced that ad was a coded message from her asking me to come in.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.