Nokia made a lot of waves a while ago when they announced a 41 megapixel camera phone. The shots it takes are indeed stunning, even if everyone agrees that “it’s not all about how many pixels you have.” But aside from being crammed to the brim with sensor pixels, the Lumia 1020 has another problem: it has an entire phone attached to the camera! Swiss watchmaker Hyetis wants to give you the pixels, while freeing you from the phone. The Crossbow smartwatch features a 41 megapixel sensor (with Carl Zeiss optics, to boot) as well as WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone. “Oh, but you still need a phone!” you’ll say, and we’ll reply “yes, but you can pick which phone that is!” Crossbow works with iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices, which means that you won’t have to sport a Finnish handset in order to capture images with 41 million pixels.
Better yet, you don’t actually need a smartphone to operate it since its face is touch sensitive and we think you should be able to take shots without having to take your phone out. We’re not sure on that last part however, since details on the watch are scarce. The only thing we know is that aside from all those pixels, “an altimeter, microphone, thermometer and biometric sensors in the band – which can measure your physical condition – are all included.” The asking price? A hefty $1,200, with the first batch being limited to 500. Yeah… we’ll stick with the $50 Holga we got at Urban Outfitters, and that’s not because we’re hipsters (we really, really aren’t).