The Camera Bag: Hyetis Crossbow smartwatch promises 41-megapixel sensor and Zeiss lens


posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:38 PM EST


Feel like the 41-megapixels of the Nokia Lumia 1020 isn't quite ludicrous enough? How about squeezing that same number of megapixels into a watch? That's what the Hyetis Crossbow is promising, alongside Carl Zeiss optics, as well as a whole host of connectivity options.

According to a post on Google+, this extremely large watch will feature a high-resolution color display, WiFi, Bluetooth, altimeter, light meter, microphone, thermometer, barometer, and biometric sensor. It even has a ring of LEDs around the lens for illumination. On the official website, the company is also claiming NFC, GPS, and an optical zoom. The über watch is set to go on sale later this year for $1,200. 

This is all an awful lot of tech to pack into a single writchwatch, even one as ungainly and expensive as the Hyetis Crossbow. But as the company's website puts it:

At this stage some technical features can vary on the production model

In other words, don't believe the hype until the watch actually ships. Without any real versions of this thing floating around, we're skeptical it'll ever actually come to fruition. And there's no way that a 41-megapixel sensor crammed into a watch alongside all that other gadgetry, will produce anything but abysmal photos. Even if it is using oversampling.

(via PetaPixel and GeekyGadgets)