LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With less than three weeks to go in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the Arrow Smartwatch has raised $351,939, 1,173 percent more than its original funding goal. Arrow is the first smartwatch with a 360-degree rotatable 5-megapixel, 1080P HD camera that allows wearers to shoot photography and videos entirely from the wrist—and even edit and share them instantly. Due to high demand, the campaign for the product—an Indiegogo Team Favorite—was extended an additional 30 days, now ending October 22. The watches are expected to ship in February 2018.
"No other wearable makes it as easy as the Arrow Smartwatch for people to capture and share their lives," said George Popalis, co-founder, Arrow. "While other manufacturers have tried adding cameras, they don’t compare to the innovative design and high resolution of our product. Arrow Smartwatch gives you the freedom to twist the watch's bezel, point the camera and capture stunning photos or videos directly from your wrist in any direction imaginable. The possibilities are endless."
In addition to offering the rotatable HD camera, the Arrow Smartwatch—compatible with Android and iOS smartphones—offers hands-free calls and notifications, activity/fitness tracking, and the ability to play and control music on the go. The 8GB on board memory locally stores photos and videos taken and makes it easy to wirelessly transfer multimedia to a user’s smartphone through the Arrow App. From the app, users can quickly and easily edit and share photos, save to their camera roll, send it by text to friends or upload to social media.
"The Arrow Smartwatch will truly reimagine the way you'll use a smartwatch," said Dan Kiriakou, Arrow's other co-founder. "It is meticulously engineered for functionality, yet designed to be versatile with any style—and lessens the need to fumble for your phone every time you want to capture the perfect shot."
The Arrow Smartwatch comes in several versions, which early backers to the Indiegogo campaign can choose from at a significant discount:
- $159: One watch, silicone band in red, black or white, and a charger.
- $179: One watch, an Italian leather band in all black or black with red stitching, and charger.
- $199, One black metal watch, black stainless steel PVD band, and a charger.
- $229, One silver stainless steel watch, silver stainless steel band, and a charger.
For more information regarding the Arrow Smartwatch or to support the campaign, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arrow-smartwatch-with-360-rotating-hd-camera-watch
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In 2014, the founders of Arrow Smartwatch, entrepreneurs George Popalis and Dan Kiriakou, realized the emerging wearables market was missing one vital component: high resolution multimedia. In 2017, they launched an Indiegogo campaign to help develop the first smartwatch with a 360-degree rotatable 5-megapixel, 1080P HD camera that allows consumers to shoot photography and videos entirely from the wrist. The campaign, named an Indiegogo Team Favorite, has raised more than $350,000 by over 2300 backers. For more information, visit http://www.arrowsmartwatch.com.