Memoto wearable camera launches Kickstarter campaign

The Memoto camera has hit Kickstarter, offering you a tiny wearable device that takes a 5-megapixel picture every 30 seconds.

Martin Kallstrom and his Memoto team have launched the lifelogging camera on the crowd funding website Kickstarter. The Swedish start-up is requesting $50,000 of funding from the general public by November 30.

“We at Memoto wanted to find a way to relive more of our lives in the future – and enjoy the present as it happens,” reads the Kickstarter pitch.

The Memoto itself is a tiny clip-on camera that measures just 26 x 26 x 9mm – that’s around the dimensions of an iPod shuffle. More importantly it’s significantly smaller than the recently revealed GoPro Hero3, the latest in a line of popular wearable cameras – albeit with a very different remit.


Housed within the Memoto is a five-megapixel camera that automatically takes a geotagged picture every 30 seconds and stores it on its 8GB of flash memory. The idea is to fasten it to a piece of clothing and have it log your daily life.

You can then scan back through your day on your iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 or any other iOS or Android device thanks to a planned app. You’ll also be able to manage these through the web on your computer. Handily, the Memoto software is capable of distinguishing the different phases of your day and separating its photos into logical sections.

The Memoto has an expected battery life of two days, so you really should be able to forget about it once it’s fastened in place.

It’s expected that the Memoto will launch in February 2013 for the price of $279. However, if you pledge at least $199 now through the Kickstarter initiative, you’ll receive one from the first batch of 1000 Memoto devices and a year’s free subscription to the aforementioned web service.

Once these are gone (which they almost were at the time of writing) the second batch will become available for $249. Better make it snappy and get in now.

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