"A camera on a watch hasn’t made sense until now... Arrow’s approach sounds sensible with rotating bezel cutting down awkwardness experienced on devices like the original Galaxy Gear" — DIGITAL TRENDS
"They've used the Indiegogo platform to fund and launch the first-ever smart watch to be equipped with a 360 degree, rotatable 5-megapixel camera and microphone that allows wearers to shoot HD photography and videos entirely from the wrist, without having to reach for a camera or phone." — FORBES
"It's capable of doing all the things we expect from a smartwatch - navigation, messaging, and alerts...the standout feature is 360 degree rotating camera and microphone." — STUFF MAGAZINE
"The convenience of simply lifting your wrist and pushing a button seems more natural to me than pulling something from your pocket, finding the app, and capturing an image" — FSTOPPERS
Press the red button on the Arrow Smartwatch casing to activate the camera and the 1.39" OLED screen will display a real-time image preview with a choice for photo or video. Rotate the bezel in any direction and instantly capture 5MP Photos and 1080P video.
Our patented final design allows you to rotate a single lens, at any angle with the ability to preview your image in real-time as the display digitally reorients itself towards the user during rotation. With this form factor, you can easily take a selfie and then rotate the camera in any direction.
Unlike most smartphones, Arrow Smartwatch's microphone is configured next to the camera lens allowing it to record "directional sound" no matter what direction the camera is turned.
Free up internal memory on your watch by transferring photos & videos to the Arrow App.
The internal 8GB memory also stores music, allowing wireless connectivity from Arrow to Bluetooth headphones or speakers so you can listen without reliance on Wi-Fi or a smartphone.
Arrow Smartwatch syncs your smartphone contact list and smartphone via Bluetooth to quickly respond to incoming phone calls:
With Arrow Wear OS, which is Android 5.1 based, Arrow allows you to sync via Bluetooth to your smartphone operating system and receive alerts from your Android or iOS smartphone.
Accurately tracks your steps, speed, distance, route, and calories using its integrated accelerometer, pedometer and GPS internal hardware.
With the Arrow App fitness tracker you can calculate your daily, weekly, and monthly results to your preset fitness goals to stay on track and live a healthier life.
The Arrow Smartwatch Smartphone App will be available for download on iOS or Android in the Google Play or Apple Store.
The Arrow App provides direct access to the content stored in your Gallery. Scroll through the Gallery to search through all of your captured content. Easily edit and share photo's, save to your camera roll, send it by text to friends or upload to social media. Within the Arrow App you can also customize controls, change watch faces, preferences, alerts, access Arrow fitness data and more:
As you can see, we have worked hard to bring the Arrow Smartwatch to you! The camera quality and software represented in this video are for prototyping and testing only. Backers will receive the Arrow Smartwatch with a 5mp camera and Arrow Wear OS as advertised on the campaign page. It is our mission to bring you an innovative and state-of-the-art Smartwatch with an amazing multimedia experience.
☑ = Completed | ☐ = In Progress
☑ Product Quotation — Estimate of materials required and cost to produce Arrow.
☑ Production Timeline — Factory and Arrow agree on tentative production schedule.
☑ Engagement Agreement — Prospective manufacturing factory agrees to production.
☑ Engineering Expert Verification — Lead engineer verifies ability to produce Arrow.
☑ Product 3D Files — Engineers have 2D and 3D file blueprint to build first prototype.
☑ First Prototype Made — Head Engineer creates first prototype from design blueprint.
☑ First Prototype Works — Test, review and approval on first working prototype.
☑ Final Design Confirmed — Prototype approved with no major future design changes to the hardware.
☑ Tooling Development — Sample moldings are completed for Arrow Watch
☑ Bill of Materials — Sample approved with detailed material quote for mass production.
☐ Sample Delivery — 100 watches produced to review, improve and optimize assembly.
☐ Assembly & Quality Process — Arrow assembly steps created and optimized for quality.
☐ Product Certification — Third party engineer experts approve Arrow quality and process.
☐ Package Test Approval — Box looks good, fits product, ships well and passes drop test.
☐ Package Sample Delivery — Box is approved by Arrow for production.
☐ Material Preparation — 300 units made with final manufacturing and assembly specs.
☐ Inspection & Quality — Final production quality test approved and workers trained.
☐ Third Party Inspection — Workers, materials and process ready for mass production.
☐ Prepare Shipments — Backers complete delivery survey for shipping to fulfill orders.
☐ Backer Fulfilled — Arrow Smartwatch shipments start to arrive at backers addresses.
The idea behind Arrow came from our two founders Dan and George, who collaborated closely with a team of designers and engineers to bring their vision of a better smartwatch to life. George and Dan realized the market was becoming saturated with wearables that focused on fitness tracking and notifications and saw the need for a multimedia focused smartwatch. Their passion to bring Arrow to the tens of thousands of loyal fans around the globe sparked a three year journey from concept to prototype. Utilizing connections around the world these two entrepreneurs have succeeded in creating a game-changing innovation that will disrupt the wearables industry. As the leaders of a growing startup their goal is to ensure that Arrow is here to stay, continuing to evolve for years to come.
How long is the battery life?
Arrow has a battery capacity of 400mAh, and is designed to function for up to 20 hours with normal use; Your actual battery life may vary depending on your particular user case.
Does Arrow work with both iOS and Android?
Arrow is compatible with both smartphones with iOS 8.0+ and Android 5.1+ OS, but supporting features may be a bit different.
Does Arrow have standalone 3G/4G connectivity?
At the moment no, but we are currently working on finding a partner to enable Arrow with standalone 3G/4G connectivity. However, you can connect Arrow to a WIFI network.
Does Arrow support other languages besides English?
At the moment Arrow is English-centric with options of English and Chinese User Interface. But we welcome our community to help us build more versions. Talk to us if you are interested!
What fitness tracking features does Arrow have?
The Arrow offers GPS route tracking, step tracking, speed calculation, calorie burn tracking and goal setting.
How can I charge Arrow?
With each Arrow, you will receive a wireless magnetic charge enabled dock along with a USB charging cable. Charging time is around one hour and a half.
What is the strap width and length? What if I have big/small wrists?
Our silicon strap is 24mm width and 248mm length (buckles included); leather strap is 24mm width and 258mm length (buckles included), and steel strap is 24mm width and 208mm length. The strap is designed easily to change with any other of your favorite watch straps.
You can easily adjust the size of the band to fit a smaller wrist. For those that order the Black edition, extra links will also be provided for those with bigger wrist sizes.
Is NFC available for Arrow?
Arrow does not support NFC.
Will I be able to view notifications in other languages?
You will be able to view notifications in other languages, including English, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, etc., however the operating system is currently only available in English.
What is the video quality?
How many Megapixels is the camera?
Is the Arrow waterproof?
Arrow is not waterproof, but it does have a rating of IP65, which means Arrow is dust proof and wash-down capable.