Photography Apps For Wearables

We give a detailed picture of the apps making the photography Photography App Comparisonscene.

Can you remember taking photographs with a camera? Winding the film on after each shot? Taking the roll to the developers and waiting a few days for your photographs to be printed? Thank goodness those days are gone. Now photos are taken, edited and shared before you can even say ‘Kodak’, thanks to the wave of smart devices with high quality cameras, editing software and internet connections providing a gateway to a world of sharing sites and softwares.

What are photography apps for smartwatch?

Did you know that every day 300 million photographs are uploaded to Facebook with another 40 million being added to Instagram? That is just over 124 billion photographs per year, or 17 photographs for every single person living on the planet (give or take). That is a lot of photographs!

That’s because photos have become so much more than printed pictures. They’re memories and experiences, and now more than ever they allow us to share moments with people who can’t be present.

Here we take a look at five of the best photography apps for smartwatches. Keep in mind that each app is available from a different, oftentimes dedicated app store. We’ve tried to break it down for you, but check with the maker of your smartwatch for where the best place to buy apps for your device.

What are the best photography apps for your wearable?

Photography AppsAbout the AppCompatibilityPurchase
PhotosPhotosApple’s built in photograph app provides a simple scrolling and editing software right on your wrist. It also offers some sharing features, but most people will jump straight to their favourite social media sites to share their pictures. It hasn’t changed much from the version that exists on iPhones, but then if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.Built in to Apple Watch.
SlideshowSlideshowThis is Google’s rebuttal to Photos. It’s simple, it’s classic and it is incredibly easy to use. If you’re not after fancy features, then Slideshow is the Android app for you. Plus it’s free!Available for Android from the Android Wear store.
facebookFacebookOkay, so it isn’t technically a photography app, but remember earlier when we said that 300 million photographs get uploaded to Facebook per day? That seems to warrant its inclusion! It will come as no surprise that the worlds most popular social network will be hitting the Apple watch at the first available opportunity. If you’re on Facebook, and you probably are, then this is a must have app for your watch.Available from the Apple Watch app store.Buy now
PixtocamPixtocamThis charming, and potentially creepy, Android application gives you control of your smart phone camera from your smartwatch allowing you to take picture remotely. While this has tremendous implications for selfies, can’t help but think it might have some sneaky uses too!Available for Android Wear from the Google Play app store.
InstagramInstagramAgain, this could comfortably fit into the social media bracket, but since it’s main product is photographs (And since it sees some 40 million new photos per day) we gave it the Facebook pass and let it onto photography. If you’re already swept away on the wave of beautifully filtered photographs and concise comments then the Apple Watch version of this device is a must for you.Available on the Apple Watch app store.Buy now

Frequently asked questions

Do smartwatches have built in cameras?

At present no smartwatch on the market has a built in camera. However, does this mean that they never will? Almost certainly not. In fact, we would imagine that every company in the market is currently looking at ways to fit a camera on to their next model.

Which watch should I buy?

Like any device, which watch you should buy depends on what you intend to use it for, your style and your budget. Have a look around our detailed guides and comparisons to find the perfect watch for you.

I don’t really take or share photographs, should I still buy a smartwatch?

There is so much more to smartwatches than a single feature and with more and more apps and uses being developed all the time almost everyone will find some use for this wearable tech.

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