Google's smart action Clips camera clears the FCC, does this mean it's launching soon?

Google's smart action Clips camera clears the FCC, does this mean it's launching soon?
Remember Clips, Google's smart action camera that you are intended to place aside and let take snaps of your and your family's everyday life as it goes by? Announced back in late October 2017 alongside the second generation of Pixel phones, this AI-powered camera has just been cleared by the FCC, which is indicative to us that a release to the market is quite possibly imminent.

As a refresher, the cutesy little action camera will be priced at $249 and will use sophisticated algorithms to capture only the best moments. From what we know so far, it will be actively looking for familiar faces and smiles with the intention of capturing memories with you and the people you care about included. 

Supplied with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, we could easily see why some more privacy-conscious folks will deem it a big "no-no", but Google shot those assumptions back at the announcement, revealing that the Clips is not a surveillance camera and will allow you to review and manually upload its photo content to your Google Photos library.

source: FCC via Variety

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3 Comments

1. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I don't understand the concept of this device. You "place it aside" in your living room and it "will use sophisticated algorithms to capture only the best moments" of you watching T.V. on the couch? Or maybe you "place it aside" in your bedroom and it will "capture only the best moments" of you changing clothes/sleeping/getting busy under the sheets? I would like to think my brain has better "sophisticated algorithms to capture only the best moments" than a device. Plus, I can bring my own camera anywhere, not just a stationary camera getting action shots of me cooking ramen noodles or taking a dump in my house...

2. audibot

Posts: 585; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i was thinking a monitoring device for the baby room and pets while your away, or even a go-pro competitor

3. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

You can get way cheaper baby monitors that do live video/audio/temperature/night vision. The downside is those just won't upload to the internet...

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