Would You Buy an Insane-Looking Smartwatch With a 41MP Camera?

By Sam Gibbs on at

There are smartwatches, and then there are insane-o-watches. This is certainly the latter. The Hyetis Crossbow is a Swiss-made beast that looks like a trident on your wrist and packs a 41MP shooter with Carl Zeiss optics, apparently.

It's supposedly made of titanium, packs Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC, all while rocking a four-day battery life. Charging is apparently wireless too, which means there are no ports on this thing. The camera sticks out the top at 12 o'clock, which means you'll look like an absolute prat taking a photo, but perhaps it's better than shooting stuff with a tablet?

The Crossbow will come packed to the brim with sensors like an altimeter, thermometer, barometer, and "biometric sensors" built into the band for keeping tabs on you. The idea is you hook the thing up to your smartphone to grab media and stats, probably over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

The watch part of the Crossbow is, thankfully, kept on a separate system, which means it'll still be able to tell you the time when the rest of its gubbins have bitten the dry-battery dust.

The final product will apparently set you back around £800, but I'll be amazed if this thing ever hits production. I hope it does though, as at least there's something genuinely different about it, even if it'll probably be absolutely terrible. Surely Google Glass is going to make all these smartwatches completely irrelevant anyway, right? [Hyestis via Android Police]

Thanks Jim!