- LG has applied for a patent that allows for the placement of a camera on the strap
- The placement allows the user more freedom when it comes to taking photos
- The patent also describes some use cases for the camera
It looks like LG has applied for a patent for placing a camera on a smartwatch. Dutch website, nl.letsgodigital.org has gotten its hands on a patent, which not only shows how the feat could be achieved, but also its various applications. Granted, it isn’t exactly a new concept. The Intex iRist offered one back in 2015, while you can pick one of the many low cost ‘smartwatches’ that offer a similar feature. However, none of the major manufacturers seem to offer the feature in their wearables. And as we noted in our first impressions of the iRist, there is a very good reason for that. Simply put, taking a picture with the camera on such a device is a little awkward to say the least. However, it looks like LG is trying to rectify this little problem.