Linkflow FITT360 is the world’s first wearable 360 camera and it just launched on Kickstarter! It will eventually retail for $700 but for the first 48 hours, you can back the project for $370. I tried it at CES and I’m very excited about it! Here are the details on FITT360, including sample videos!
Updated: January 8, 2018
Originally posted: December 9, 2017
Have you ever wanted to shoot 360 video hands-free, or perhaps from a first person perspective? In April 2016, Samsung announced the AME wearable 360 camera concept. A Samsung-funded company by the same team that created the AME is now turning that concept into reality. Linkflow is going to manufacture the FITT360, and I was able to try it at CES 2018. Here are the details!
Fitt360 is a neck-worn 360 camera with three 360 cameras that can capture 4K stabilized 360 video hands-free from a first person perspective. Here is a video of the concept:
Here is another video of the concept
Here are the specifications of the FITT360:
|Sensors||Three 1080p sensors|
|Field of view||360 horizontal|
vertifcal FOV not specified
|Memory||Removable Micro SD|
|Battery||90 mins recording time|
The FITT360 has several features:
– It can connect wmith a smartphone to provide a live preview
– realtime in-camera stitching
– It has live streaming (unknown resolution)
– Built-in GPS to create a GPS timeline on a map.
Here is a sample 360 video from the FITT360:
I saw FITT360 at CES 2018, where I met CEO Kevin Kim and got to try out the FITT360. It looks like it really works. Yes there are blind spots on the zenith and nadir but nothing can prevent that unless your body and head are transparent. 🙂
The video quality is not as great as some of the more recent 360 cameras but in my opinion, the FITT360’s hands-free operation and first person view make it worth getting in spite of the image quality.
FITT360 will eventually retail for $700 but it just launched on Kickstarter and for the first 48 hours, you can back it for $370! The target ship date is October 2018. Note: Some kits include a charging cradle, which costs extra.
Please note that crowdfunding is not like ordering a product or even preordering. There are often delays, and in the worst case scenario, the project may fail completely without a refund. But FWIW, this project looks very real and it seems that they are very well funded, with backing from Samsung and Lotte (a Korean conglomerate), so I think it is a credible project.
In addition to the FITT360, Linkflow is also producing a security-oriented version called FITT360 Security with a similar design but with four cameras, for use as a 360 bodycam.
Here is a video: