Why not video?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jaymc, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Probably too much bandwidth required for the Bluetooth 4.0 connection.

    Though if you want to view a video on your watch just for kicks, iMessage one to yourself.
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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  3. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Actually if you were to tether a device to you phone as a hot spot via Bluetooth it will stream video just fine.
     
  4. jaymc thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't care to watch the video on the watch. Just the control to start and stop the phones video.
     
  5. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I can think of situations where I'd like that feature too, and if it's true that Bluetooth 4.0 can handle the bandwidth, then perhaps Apple will add it in a future OS version.
     
  6. elemenohme macrumors member

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    If you start recording a video on your phone you can stop it with the Watch remote app. you just can't start recording, which is too bad. I would have liked that feature even if it didn't provide a preview.
     
  7. M.Rizk macrumors regular

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    Maybe you need to watch a video feed from your baby monitor, or home surveillance cameras? I use Dropcam and wish I had it on live the watch.

    At least there is a dev who created a third party app offering a snapshot of the camera once every 3 seconds, so its good enough for now :) (app called Drip btw)
     
  8. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Wait, I thought they showed a demo with video about the guys kids opening the garage door.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Camera Plus will allow recording, pausing and stopping from the Watch
     
  10. jaymc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thought Camera Plus only did photos?
     

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