Nowadays spy cam watches are a reality, anyone can get one and they have long been one of the most popular pieces of spy equipment around.
Because watches are a common everyday accessory, that makes them an ideal secret gadget for espionage use.
Espionage had developed into a highly technical craft allowing for the development of many spy gadgets including spy watches.
Watches that have multiple functions are becoming more and more popular. These spy watches can be used in a variety of covert situations and are used by spy agencies such as the CIA or MI5, undercover law enforcement and private investigators.
The best spy watch looks a lot like a normal watch, but has the ability to record video or take photos through a small camera installed in the watch. These high-tech spy watches go unnoticed and are ideal for various kinds of surveillance.
With a hidden camera watch, you're given the freedom to record anywhere, at any time, without arousing the suspicion of anyone else. The spy cam watch can capture video directly from the hidden camera and save the footage to its internal memory. The watch can then be simply connected to a computer for simple file transfer, viewing and sharing captured surveillance footage.
If the watch is equipped with sound or video capabilities it could be used to covertly gather intelligence by recording images and sound at meetings while undercover, or for documenting information provided by informants.
They can also be used as a surveillance device, being placed somewhere to monitor the belongings in a home, recording unsuspecting targets or intruders.
Advantages of Having a Spy Cam Watch
A spy camera watch is an incredible piece of technology that puts a video and still camera with microphone and digital video recorder (DVR) into a working watch. By compacting all of this technology into such a small area, this device can be used by private investigators, law enforcement, or anyone who needs to gather video evidence for one reason or another, yet remain discrete.
The video on spy watches come in varying resolutions and recording speeds measured in frame-per-second (fps). They have an internal memory and again they come in various sizes. The best spy watch will record in high definition (HD) quality, for a clear, colorful picture of the target.
The spy watch is made for easy operation by anyone who is wearing it on their wrist. The camera position is usually fixed discreetly on the dial and when you wear it on the wrist, you can act normally while recording. The camera must be pointing precisely at what you want to record and takes practice to get it right.
The watch usually has an ON/OFF switch which you can naturally toggle, making it look like you are simply pushing any button, or checking your watch.
The watch battery is usually charged with a cable to the mains or laptop. There is usually a side knob that unscrews, and you insert a mini jack plug into the port, and the other end goes in the USB port. This cable is also how you upload the video and still picture files to a computer.
There are usually different buttons on the spy cam watch that allows you to switch from filming secret video to taking covert still pictures. There are specific lights that discreetly tell you what mode your camera watch is in - video or still camera mode - and also when you turn the watch camera on and off and when in standby mode. Getting familiar with these light indications is a must before you go out into the field and start using it for real.