Forget Google Glass! Wearable cameras or body cameras will be the future. With wearable cameras, we’ll be able to take more photos than ever. Wearable cameras are clip-on cameras, smartwatch cameras, glasses, including smart glasses. You can easily benefit with this technology because it allows you to capture quality of images, enabling even 4k video and real-time live streaming. Believe it or not, body cameras will be more about AR reality and data. Wearable cameras will be about quality control and documentation, medical applications and security. The best wearable camera is ideal for lifecasting, vlogging, or to capture from a whole new perspective. It’s invaluable in some situations. This compact system camera also offers the advantages of DSLRs, minus the weight. You can easily take action shots wherever you are with these awesome connected cameras. Sooner or later, wearable camera-centric smart glasses will eventually even replace smartphones altogether. These are my picks for the best wearable cameras for 2017. There are lots of cool models you can choose from. Here are the very best wearable or body cameras you can buy.
GoPro HERO6 Black
GoPro is one of the most popular brands. The Hero06 is a major upgrade to the previous version. With 4K60 and 1080p240 video, this newest GoPro HERO6 Black delivers 2x the performance compared to HERO5 Black. In terms of design, it looks the same as HERO5. By far this is the best GoPro ever. I wasn’t sure if this camera would be a big enough upgrade to the Hero5 Black. It’s a HUGE upgrade. The touch screen is more responsive. ISO can be set to max 100 with the shutter on auto. Wi-Fi connection and transfer is significantly faster. Audio is clear and more accurate. Light balance and low light are much better. What’s great about a wearable camera is that it’s waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
FrontRow Wearable Camera
is the next-generation wearable camera that allows you to both livestream in the moment and capture it. With this body, clip-on camera, it offers a unique first-person perspective and integrates seamlessly with a smartphone for instant content sharing. What I like most about the FrontRow Wearable Camera is that it comes with LCD touchscreen for device control, picture preview, and video playback. So easy to use. The average battery life is up to 50 hours. The built-in WiFi can easily be used independent of phone or other devices. It’s great for live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. Video is great and the build quality is superb from such a small form factor camera. You can get good pictures without looking like a tourist with your phone in front of your face every two second.
First of all, this is not a typical camera. You wear it to take amazing video and connects wirelessly to your smartphone for instant uploading. You can attach this iON SnapCam to clothing and backpacks. The SnapCam magnetic back and magnetic clip makes it very easy to wear your camera. With iON SnapCam, you can capture 8MP stills or HD 720p30 videos, which is more than good enough for its price range. What I like the most about this budget wearable camera is that the built-in battery has a 7 day standby time and is rated for recording up to 5000 photos, 2 hours of video, or 1 hour or broadcasting per charge.
Mecam Classic wearable video camera
It’s a super small size camera; only 2 inches in diameter and 1 ounce in weight. Incredibly, it has the ability to shoot in low-light/dark conditions making the possibilities for capturing your life endless. It is a good camera for its purpose and price, although you will not shoot high end images with it and that was not the intent. This is not a GoPro, so don’t expect the same sort of quality of high speed high quality images. However, this is a fun, wearable tiny camera. The images you get from this camera will not be super great quality, but it is still fun and sometimes useful tool to have.