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Say hello to the second generation of Narrative's wearable camera


It's been more than a year since the first generation of Narrative's lifelogging camera made its debut, which means that it's high time for the company to unveil a sequel. It's here at CES that we finally get to see what it's been working on, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing much has changed this time out. Thankfully, the bulk of the changes have been below the surface, so if you'd like to learn more about the imaginatively named Narrative Clip 2, read on.

Gallery: Narrative Hands on | 13 Photos

Sitting down with CEO Martin Källström, it's clear that the Swedish outfit has taken an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach to the second-generation wearable camera. Instead of opting for a new, smaller chassis and other tweaks, the company has concentrated on addressing the three biggest gripes its customers had with the original. First up in that list is the clip used to attach the unit to your clothes, which has been replaced with a flexible mount that can accommodate lapel pins and even tripods.

Gallery: Narrative Clip Product shots | 10 Photos

Second on the list is image quality, and the 5-megapixel sensor from the original has been replaced with a 90-degree, 8-megapixel unit that the company promises offers much better low-light performance. Finally, whereas the original was a USB-only affair, the new model gains WiFi and Bluetooth, enabling you to sync images with your phone and the company's online service. Speaking of which, while the original Narrative was very much about supplying images for a private journal, the company is hoping that its new social layer will make everything much more, er, social.

The Narrative Clip 2 will begin shipping at some point in 2015 in a choice of black, white or red for $199, but if that's a little too rich for your blood, the company is keeping the original around, knocking the price down to $149. It's not just to clear the existing stocks, either, as Källström pledges to continue manufacturing the earlier device for as long as there's demand.

Gallery: Narrative Clip 2 lifestyle shots | 35 Photos

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