If you bought the WASPcam just after it was released in August 2013, you might be kicking yourself because now there is a new model on the market. And although it doesn’t look much different than the original WASPcam, the new WASPcam Gideon Action-Sports Camera comes with plenty of upgraded features.
Like its predecessor, the Gideon captures high-definition video in either 1080p, 960p or 720p but instead of the five-megapixel lens of last year, it is now equipped with a 16-megapixel lens. The Gideon also comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which connects the camera to an iPhone or Android device so the user can see what he or she is recording and then have the option of sharing it online.
What is really appealing about the new Gideon camera, though, is the wireless Live Viewing Display wrist remote that comes with it. This remote allows the user to see what he or she is recording and control the camera wirelessly. It can connect to the camera from up to 15 feet away. Plus, it doubles as a regular wrist watch.
The new Gideon camera also comes with a waterproof camera casing, which keeps it protected up to a depth of 196 metres. The wrist remote is also waterproof to the same depth.
The Canadian company that makes the Gideon Action-Sports Camera is offering a new entry-level camera as well, and it’s called the Jak’d Action-Sports Camera. It comes with some cool features, such as a Night Vision mode, and it retails for less than half the price of the premium Gideon camera—making it a suitable option for those who are thinking of buying an action sports camera for their kids.