The Foream X1 is a wearable headband camera that is well and truly raising the bar when it comes to wearable photographic devices. In addition to capturing photo and video of a very high quality, this device is designed for the social generation, with sharing and streaming made possible at the simple click of a button. Its stylish, modern and minimalist design make it a pleasure rather than a burden to wear.
This camera captures Full HD video with an 87-degree wide angle. Unlike most other action cameras, the Foream X1 also has a high quality built-in microphone that also captures the soundscape associated with your video. The device is designed to be very easy to use during high-action activities -- a simple and intuitive physical design ensures that you're only a click of a button away from powering the device on or off or switching between different modes. The camera's speakers offer voice reminders that let you know when you have switched to photo, video or time lapse mode or when the device is in need of being recharged, so you're always in control. The headband itself has a robust and snug design that makes it comfortable to wear for all head sizes, ensuring that it isn't invasive or annoying in any way.
This is a high-tech device that has been extremely intelligently designed, and boasts an array of features that are designed to get around some of the common problems associated with wearable cameras. For example, one issue many people have with wearable cameras is that while they're wearing them, it's not always possible to know if their shots are being framed as intended. The Foream X1 gets around this by enabling you to stream captured video to your phone via the companion smartphone app. This allows you to see live streamed video on your phone and adjust your camera placement accordingly. This of course also opens up the possibility of broadcasting live video to anyone who might be interested in sharing your experience. All you need is for your Foream X1 to be connected to WiFi or a 4G network, and you can save video directly to your phone and stream crystal-clear Full HD video to the world.
Another concern with wearable cameras is the security of file storage. In addition to storing your video and photo captures on a protected SD card, the Foream X1 can also automatically back up files to the cloud when its 'automatic synchronization' function is turned on.
The Foream X1 is available for only $130, a pretty reasonable price when you consider just how complete a device this is. A lot of thought, engineering and design know-how has been put into this product -- even the packaging is sleek, compact and stylish.
The market of wearable cameras is increasingly saturated with a variety of devices, but the Foream X1 still manages to stand out because of the quality of captures it promises, the easy social sharing functions and overall intelligent design and ease of use.