Does Apple Watch have a Camera?

September 9, 2014

Unfortunately, the Apple Watch doesn’t boast an internal camera. There are some smart watches on the market that do, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Neptune Pine for example.  This is a first-gen watch from Apple, so maybe my expectations were a bit high, but hey, it’s Apple, and it should be ahead of the competition not riding behind it.

Apple Watch white wristband

The good news is that you will be able to use the watch as a remote viewfinder and view photos, but there isn’t any camera on board. You already have your iPhone camera with you, and I assume that even if the Apple Watch had a digital camera built-in, the image quality wouldn’t be on par with the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 plus, due to the sensor size and optics size limitations.

So if you were expecting a built-in camera inside the new Apple Watch and really want one, you should probably be looking elsewhere. I personally think that this is not a deal-breaker, and the Apple Watch has lots to offer other than a built-in camera.

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