Wearable Cameras: A Comprehensive Guide

Thanks to the huge success and popularity of GoPro cameras, almost everyone is now familiar with the idea and concept of wearable cameras that can be conveniently clipped on. It doesn’t matter if you’re just someone looking for some thrills and a device to record your amazing stunts through the forest, or skating on an ice rink, or even if you’re just curious about the inner workings of this device – you’ve come to the right place.
The GoPro Hero 4 Silver

There are no less than six different types and models of GoPro cameras that are wearable. There are about three models that are ideal for those who are new to this whole culture and three that bear a heavier price tag and are aimed at those people who are professionals; these more expensive models offer more features and options. The GoPro Hero 4 Silver features more average functions and is a model that can be easily satisfying for a normal user. With a price tag of about $400, it has all the basics and a bit more features packed inside. If you’re looking for a more basic camera, then you might be interested in the GoPro Hero+ which bears a lighter price tag of about $200. The GoPro Hero 4 Silver is designed with a built-in touch display; it can also record footage at a resolution of 1080 pixels at about 60 fps. This option is fairly convenient and easy to use, but is definitely not of mediocre quality. It contains more features such as a burst mode, a night photo mode and a time lapse mode. This camera comes in two variations, Silver with a mount and tether and a Music version with a stand for mic and removable mounts for instruments.
The Narrative Clip

Designed by a small Swedish start up, this is comparatively cheaper coming in at about $199 each. The second and more refined version is the Narrative Clip 2 which conveniently clips on to your clothing and starts capturing images as you go about your day with your chores and duties. The former model is also up for grabs on sites like Amazon for about $120, but it features a 5 mega pixel camera while the second model features an 8 mega pixel camera. Another additional feature included in the second version of this device is the video capture that works by double tapping. It records about 10 second long video clips in 1080p. Not only that, the second version has a wider 90 degree angle as compared to the old one that will not allow you to capture as much.
The SnapCam by iON

This is very similar to the Narrative Clip in terms of looks, designs and functionality. It has a price tag of $150 and does not only record clips and photos, but it can also stream live for about an hour of footage. It has built-in Wi-Fi for convenient media sharing and an 8 megapixel lens.
The Google Glass

If you’re looking for one, unfortunately it’s not available to be purchased anymore. It was intended and designed especially for professional developers rather than the masses and it had caused some really serious debates over privacy issues and the safety of data. It features a small and discreet device that would have been perfect for recording without the other person knowing. It was more of a tech glass rather than a camera and featured a 5 megapixel camera that shot in 720p rather than 1080p, however that didnt prevent it from catching the attention of various brands and developers.
What’s interesting to see about these devices is the change in design from being mountable designs to converting into devices that can be clipped on.