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Hyetis Crossbow Smartwatch Has A 41-Megapixel Camera (Just Because)

14/08/2013 11:32 BST

There used to be a time when if a wrist watch that could tell you the hour and let you play Zelda then you were very happy indeed.

It would appear that rose-tinted age is long-gone and today's consumer is demanding more. Much more.

The latest entry into the smartwatch arena is the spec-laden Crossbow from Hyetis.

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It does look very cool

It has an altimeter, thermometer, biometric sensors, wi-fi and - for no apparent reason - a 41-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

And it tells the time and might have an alarm on it.

Presumably this watch is aimed at those whose 41-megapixel photo opportunities happen so suddenly they don't have time to grab their Nokia 1020 from their pocket.

All this comes at a price - £775. It will also be a limited run of 500 for now.

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The Carl Zeiss lens

For those without the pockets or the inclination for a Crossbow there is always the Pebble or the Sony Smartwatch 2.

And of course, if you're of a patient nature you could just sit tight for the much anticipated iWatch...

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