Imagine snowboarding down a hill with a pair of sunglasses that can record all of the breathtaking moments while you’re in action.
That is why Omni Wearables has just announced the release of Faceshot. It is an innovative pair of sunglasses that uses a docking, pivoting video camera.
The main features
The camera turns on when you pivot forward, and stops when you dock it. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about infringing on other people’s privacy while you’re recording because you will be able to flip the camera to the front. If you want to stop recording, all you have to do is put the camera back in the stowed position. Therefore, the people around you will automatically know when Faceshot is recording.
Some of the other features is that it only uses one button, which pivots between two frame rates. You will be able to record above, below or directly in front of you. You also don’t need to carry a camera, and you won’t have to press any buttons. You will only have to record the moments you want to capture, which will free up time to spend editing.
Who would benefit from it?
According to FaceShot designer Robert Fuziak, it was initially targeted towards mountain bikers and fisherman. This is because their hands are tied, and they don’t know what is on the trail, or when a fish will be on the rod.
In addition, the camera will pivot to record 15 degrees above or below the POV. This will give you the perfect angle while you are wearing the Omni Wearables. However, if you want to record a video, you will be able to pivot below the POV to get the right angle to film your hands.
Some other features are that it records in 1080p HD,120 degree field of vision, and it will record to a removable microSD card (up to 32 GB of storage) with up to two hours of recording time per charge. It will be able to record at either 30 FPS at 1080p or 60 FPS at 720p. Additionally, there is a microphone included and it is water resistant.
It is easy to tell when you’re recording, because the small LED indicator in the left temple arm of the glasses will flash red when the camera is recording. There is another LED light on the right temple arm that faces outward and the light will flash red while it is charging, and it will turn green when it is fully charged.
History of the Omni Wearables
The goal of this product is to create a safe product that enables you to capture the most important moments. The kickstarter was launced in April, and the company is working on slimming down the frames, and making the docking frame smaller and slimmer.
Fuziak thought the idea of a docking device would work well with electronics, and that it would be helpful for many outdoor activities.