You’ve likely scrolled through your watch features if you’re an Apple Watch user. Amongst these innovative features, you’ll see the Apple Watch camera remote. But, what is this odd feature?
Many Apple Watch users find the camera remote confusing. Why’s there a camera option when the smartwatch doesn’t have a camera lens? How does this work? Why’s it here?
Forget your questions. This mysterious feature has a simple explanation.
If you’ve been wondering about the Apple Watch camera remote for some time, keep reading. We’ve got everything you need to know! Scroll to find out more.
What Is The Apple Watch Camera Remote?
The Apple Watch camera remote isn’t for a hidden camera on your smartwatch – it’s actually for your smartphone!
Apple Watches must be paired with an iPhone, and there are multiple Apple features on the smartwatch that control options on your phone – and vice-versa. The camera remote allows you to position your iPhone from a distance. You can then use the remote tool to snap a photo from a long distance.
The key perk of this tool is that you can see your camera lens view from your wrist. This means you won’t be pressing the snap button blind and will have an accurate visual of what your iPhone sees. Goodbye bad selfies!
Alongside a capture button, the Apple Watch camera remote also allows you to set a timer. This gives you enough time to lower your hand and pose, which is perfect for any group shots where you want to check the frame first.
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Does This Tool Work At Long Distances?
A common question about the Apple Watch camera remote is, ‘How far away can I move from my iPhone?’
As the tool relies on a Bluetooth signal, you’ll need to stay within this range. Typically, the Bluetooth range between your iPhone and watch is about 10 meters (33 feet). This gives you a range to take photos without being tied to a selfie stick!
How Do I Take A Photo?
Ready to start? Here’s how to capture your first snap with the Apple Watch camera remote.
- Open the Camera Remote tool on your watch
- Position your phone, using your on-wrist lens viewfinder to help
- The digital crown provides a zoom – if needed
- Select the shutter icon to take the shot
Once you’ve snapped your photo, you can find it in your Photos app on your smartphone. You can also review it on your watch for a quick review!
The Bottom Line
Modern technology moves at the speed of light. Yesterday we were amazed by cameras on phones, and now we can snap images on our wrists. If you haven’t embraced the Apple Watch remote, carve out some time to get creative. It’s time for your close-up!
Last Updated on August 23, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.