Cameras within smartwatches hasn’t been a popular move; just ask Samsung about its 2013 Galaxy Gear (which had a 720p camera) and its 2014 Gear S, which, after the Gear 2, ditched the camera. Cameras are considered to be privacy-intrusive for some, but they prove popular for others who want their smartwatches to provide an entire experience (like smartphones).
If you’re in the latter category and want a smartwatch camera of some kind, then Sony has one for you in its latest Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the Sony Smartwatch 3. The company has released its Sony Camera Remote Control app for the Sony Smartwatch 3, allowing you to take pictures for your digital camera from your wrist. As always, though, there is a caveat: you must have one of the following digital action cameras: FDR-X1000V, HDR-AS200V, HDR-AS100V, HDR-AZ1, HDR-AS30V, and HDR-AS20.
This new Sony Camera app makes the Sony Smartwatch 3 a bit more capable than its Android Wear counterparts, but this is no surprise for a smartwatch that has been ahead of its rivals for some time. When Sony released the Smartwatch 3 into the Google Store, it was not only Wi-Fi-capable (which no other Android Wear smartwatch was until Google released an update some weeks ago) but also had in-built GPS (which few smartwatches at the Google Store had), allowing fitness lovers to be more active on the go and track their distances from their wrists. Now, Smartwatch 3 fans have one more advantage over other Android Wear users.
You can download the Sony Smartwatch 3 Camera Remote Control app at the Google Play Store.