The Arrow smartwatch captured plenty of attention when it hit the wearable tech headlines early in 2015, but we haven’t heard much since. Now the slick smartwatch is back and heading for more hype through the medium of crowdfunding.
The Arrow smartwatch with its 360-degree rotating HD camera is currently live on Indiegogo, where it has already raised over $192,000 USD with the campaign still having 16 days remaining.
Cool, so it’s popular, but what makes Arrow stand out from the average smartwatch? The rotating camera, of course. The 1080P 5MP camera rotates around the bezel so you can easily snag a selfie or shoot your next viral Youtube video. The watch also has a unidirectional microphone that spins along with the camera to capture sound from the right direction.
There are some impressive specs under the hood, such as a 1.39GHz quad-core processor, 768MB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage for photos video and music. The watch has a circular 1.39-inch 400 x 400 OLED display, built-in speaker, motion sensors, built-in GPS and it uses Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi connectivity.
The watch is powered by a 400mAh rechargeable battery, pretty large in the smartwatch domain, which lasts for 1 – 2 days of mixed use.
Along with the very cool 360 HD camera, the Arrow smartwatch also brings hands-free calls, texts, fitness tracking and music on the go. Plus, Customizable notifications, reminders, events, calendar, weather and social media alerts.
Arrow runs an OS based on Android 5.1 and the Arrow app for iOS and Android offers features such as social media sharing, customizable icons and watch faces, live weather, photo editing and more.
The watch is IP65 water and dust resistant, which means submerging it in a pond wouldn’t be good, but it should survive an assault from a water pistol.
A selection of silicone, leather and metal straps are available when ordering from Indiegogo with prices starting at $149 USD. The estimated shipping date for Indiegogo backers is February 2018.