From the most unsuspecting manufacturer comes the most unique device. Ubiquiti, known for making mesh Wi-Fi products, has released a wearable live-streaming device that is capable of snapping photos and taking live video recordings, called the FrontRow camera.
The unusual wearable comes with a touch screen display and looks and works like any other wearable device, but instead can be worn around the neck or clipped on. The device will run on Android and will feature a number of apps, which include a compass as well as Spotify. The standby time of the device lasts for 50 hours and also has livestream capabilities that will last for about two hours before it runs out of charge.
The device will feature a round display and can be charged via USB Type-C with fast charging through USB-PD. The main camera on the device is an 8MP f/2.2 lens and can record at a resolution at 2.7K at 30fps with 151-degree field of view. Integrated optical image stabilization will ensure that the videos are not shaky. The rear camera features a 5MP f/2.0 sensor that can do 2K recording at 30fps as well, with 85-degree field of view.
It can also capture audio through its stereo microphones and a mono speaker for playback. Keeping the phone up and running is a quad-core processor of unnamed make, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Connectivity-wise, the FrontRow comes with Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac.
FrontRow will cost $400 when it becomes available and uses a feature called “Story Mode” as part of the software that records day-to-day activities of the wearer wherever they are. The device will then remove the worst photos of the lot and upload a video to the user’s favorite social media apps. Various customizations of the capturing and the uploading process can also be made. The functioning of the device is the same as that of a smartwatch, and so there will be continuous development and updates made available for the device.
For social media influencers and high-capacity users alike, the device will be perfect to capture events and other on-goings that can be recorded for their followers. With direct access to going live on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube instantly, the FrontRow gives a first-person perspective of the recorded footage. With third-party apps, the device could possible open up opportunities for a broader set of functions.