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Hyetis Announces $1,200 Smartwatch with 41MP Camera, Biometric Sensors

by Jacob Kleinman | August 14, 2013August 14, 2013 10:00 pm PST

Hyetis, a Swiss company that we’ve never heard of before, is making waves online today with the Crossbow, a $1,200 smartwatch that packs a massive 41-megapixel camera. Sounds like a Lumia 1020 for your wrist. Based on the renderings shown on the company’s website, it’s hard to say how realistic this piece of wearable technology is, and Hyetis notes that “at this stage some technical features can vary on the production model.” However, the company is already taking pre-orders for the Crossbow.

The Hyetis Crossbow also features a zoom lens, a ring flash, a noise canceling microphone, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS and Biometric sensors. The watch promises to sync with iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices, and appears to also display the weather, email and text messages, all on a working analog clock face.

If the Hyetis Crossbow ever makes the move from fantasy device to physical object, it would be the ultimate status symbol, only appealing to the wealthiest of early adopters. We actually think the design looks pretty great, but if we’re looking to pick up a smartwatch we’ll probably go with the much-cheaper Pebble or just wait for Apple’s iWatch orĀ Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...