Narrative Clip 2 wearable camera gains video and audio support
Wearables aren’t just about smartwatches and fitness trackers; there’s a whole world out there of self-contained mobile hardware that’s meant to be worn on your person. One such device has been the Narrative Clip, a tiny digital camera intended for lifelogging, capturing a couple still shots each minute. This past January, Narrative announced its Clip 2, adding wireless connectivity, a wider-angle lens, and upgrading to a higher-res 8MP camera. Today Narrative announces a big upgrade coming to the Clip 2 before it hits customers, as the wearable gains video support.
When the Clip 2 finally ships this fall, users will be able to record video in addition to the camera’s standard still-shot support. Notably, that means the Clip 2 can capture audio. Video recording is triggered via a quick double-tap on the camera itself, and users can set the default recording time for these clips in advance. If you’re using the Clip 2 with a connected smartphone, you can also stop and start recording right through the camera’s app. There’s the option to record either in 720p or in full 1080p – you’re only constrained by the Clip 2’s 8GB storage capacity.
Pre-orders for the Clip 2 are open now, with shipments going out sometime this fall – there’s till no hard date. The tiny 1.42-inch-square camera is priced at just about $200, or $50 more than the firs-gen Clip (with no video support to speak of).