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This Chinese GoPro Knockoff Has a Live-View Wrist Watch

GoPros let you capture your gnarly extremeness in high-definition, but since they don't have a screen, you can't really see what you've done until after the fact. Even though they have a wide angle lens, you still can't guarantee that the action you're filming won't drift to the top left corner. With that key weakness in mind, the Eyeshot Full HD action cam adds a monitor the setup, but puts it in an odd location — in a wrist watch.

Camera wise, the Eyeshot is very similar to the GoPro, with WiFi, waterproof housing, a wide-angle lens, and the same processing Ambarella A7L chip as the GoPro Hero3+, which handles full 1080p video. In addition to the live view watch, the Eyeshot one-ups the GoPro specs with its 16-megapixel Panasonic sensor. But even though we think this is cool, we are a little worried about people's abilities to perform cinematography while simultaneously performing killer stunts. But I guess it's better than if it were in Google Glass. Be careful out there.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.