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NewsPoster Aug 14, 2013 07:24 AM
Hyetis Crossbow $1,200 smartwatch revealed with 41MP camera
<a href="" rel='nofollow'>Hyetis</a> has revealed a new Swiss-made smartwatch that the company will be opening up to pre-orders in the future. The Hyetis Crossbow boasts a 41-megapixel camera with a ring flash located on the top edge, contained in a titanium case with a sapphire crystal-fronted touchscreen, yet retains an automatic wound movement to keep time once the batteries run out. <br />
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Able to connect to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 devices, the Crossbow includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC connection options, according <a href="" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Android Police</em>. The timepiece will also be able to track its GPS position, ambient temperature, altitude, depth, and biometric information, though the company advises that this could change in final production models. <br />
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While it is a limited release complete with a price of $1,200, it is not clear if there will be much of a market for the Crossbow, considering the existing <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Pebble smartwatch</a> and <a href=" ne.touch.nfc/" rel='nofollow'>Sony Smartwatch 2</a>, and potential future smartwatches <a href=" ed.with.shipping.products/" rel='nofollow'>from Apple</a> as well as the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Samsung Gear</a>.
pottymouth Aug 14, 2013 11:41 AM
I might consider it if it actually had a crossbow. That's just blatant false advertising.
Makosuke Aug 14, 2013 04:48 PM
I find the 40+ MP sensor in this thing and that Nokia phone kind of offensive, since I know for a fact that the glass in several-hundred-dollar DSLR lenses is rarely capable of resolving even enough detail to fully take advantage of a 16MP APSC sensor. There's absolutely no way that a quarter-inch lens is doing anything useful with even a fraction of those 40 megapixels, so it's just pure marketing hype and file size bloat for no useful gain at all.
pottymouth Aug 14, 2013 05:21 PM
It also makes it butt ugly.
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