• You can now control this self-flying drone with your Apple Watch

    27 days ago - By The Next Web

    Skydio today announced full Apple Watch support for the Skydio R1 self-flying camera. It sounds like a pitch for “Black Mirror” season five: Fully autonomous flying cameras you can control from your wristwatch. But, let's assume the robots aren't going to rise up in rebellion before the holiday season for just a moment. This is pretty cool. If you're unfamiliar with the Skydio R1, it's an incredibly interesting piece of machinery. It's marketed as a self-flying camera - as opposed to a self-flying drone. It was designed to be a flying cinematographer, meaning it not only navigates around...
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  • Apple stores are now selling a $2,000 'self-flying' drone you can control from an Apple Watch

    Apple stores are now selling a $2,000 'self-flying' drone you can control from an Apple Watch

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple stores are now selling a "self-flying" drone, the Skydio R1.
    The startup behind the quadcopter was founded by former MIT students, and it's backed by some of technology's elite investors.
    Apple is selling the drone because starting on Wednesday, you can control it from an Apple Watch and tell it to follow you, or capture certain glamorous shots while you do outdoor activities like biking or running.
    Most people don't think of Apple stores as a good place to buy a drone, but on Wednesday, it started to sell one of the most interesting quadcopters for consumers.
    At select locations...
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  • An Apple Watch can now control Skydio's R1 self-flying camera drone - CNET

    An Apple Watch can now control Skydio's R1 self-flying camera drone - CNET

    27 days ago - By CNET

    Choose cinematic shooting modes and select subjects for the drone to track - all from your wrist.
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  • Skydio's autonomous drone lands in Apple retail stores, now supports Watch controls

    27 days ago - By TechCrunch

    With a few taps, you can now direct Skydio ‘s $1,999 autonomous drone from your Apple Watch allowing you to fulfill the geeky dream you never knew you had, directing an expensive autonomous drone with your little wrist computer.
    The very cool R1 self-flying drone will also be going up for sale in US Apple Stores, a big win for the young drone startup which has only been taking orders via its own website. Apple doesn't have a very robust selection of drones either, with most of their selection coming from drone giant DJI, putting Skydio in some pretty elite company.
    Now, let's get back to...
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  • Skydio's follow-me drone takes commands from your Apple Watch

    27 days ago - By Engadget

    Skydio's highly autonomous R1 drone is already mostly hands-free. Now, however, you might not need something in your hands even when you do take control. It's releasing an Apple Watch app for the R1 that offers basic control in those moments when y...
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  • Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

    Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

    27 days ago - By SlashGear

    Skydio's self-flying drone is getting Apple Watch control, bringing the key autopilot features of the intelligent flying camera out of the app and to your wrist. Arriving as an update today, the new Apple Watch interface promises to make it even easier than before to operate the Skydio R1 and navigate through its various tracking modes. At the same time,...
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  • Skydio's self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch

    Skydio's self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch

    27 days ago - By The Verge

    Skydio, the California-based drone maker that specializes in self-flying software, is announcing a new update today that will let owners of its R1 drone launch, control, and even manually fly the drone entirely from an Apple Watch. Since the R1's launch earlier this year, the company has positioned its self-flying drone, which uses artificial intelligence to provide advanced obstacle avoidance and automated piloting, as perfect for action sport enthusiasts. Now, with Apple Watch support, Skydio hopes it will open up new possibilities for people to easily film themselves with the R1, while...
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