Smartwatches with cameras are not a new technology in the market. We’ve seen the Samsung Gear with a built-in camera. The company soon realized that there was no need for a camera on a smartwatch. Above all, the company never put a camera on its smartwatches after the first Samsung Gear. The only smartwatches left in the market with the camera are the Kidswear. But, a new patent from LG may want the big players in the market to think twice.
According to LetsGoDigital, LG filed a patent with the USTPO (United States Trademark and Patent Office) a ‘smartwatch and method for controlling the same’ as the patent is titled. The patent shows an umpteen methods of integrating a camera on the wristband of a smartwatch.
That’s now all, as the patent also includes a reference to mobile terminal features, which indicates cellular connectivity. Interestingly, the patent showcase myriad solutions for a smartwatch to have a size to fit on the wrist perfectly. Yes, it is challenging for a smartwatch to hold a camera for capturing information. But, the patent explains all these things certainly well in its designs.
It seems like the company is trying to present a technical solution for having cameras on the wrists. Lg wants to invent a smartwatch where we can adjust the connectivity of the camera relative to the watch body. With that said, the users may be able to change the camera angle without turning the wrists in an awkward position.
According to the patents adjusting the wristband to change the angle of the camera is an easy solution. There may exist a metal link version of the watch band where one of the links has an integrated camera. Also, there can be a spring clip to place the camera sensor anywhere you want to on the wrist.
Apart from taking photographs on your wrist, the patent shows a lot more possibilities. Taking pictures of your food to track your caloric intake is a viable option. One can even scan QR codes or barcodes of items while at the store.
The LG Watch W7 was a new concept with Android Wear and mechanical hands. The watch was not a success among the tech reviewers due to its small battery life, old processor, and a price that was considerably high.
What do you think about the upcoming smartwatch from LG? Do let us know in the comments section below.