At the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016 in Las Vegas, FLYPRO Aerospace Tech Co. Ltd. introduced the XEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), what the company calls a “smartwatch UAV.”
According to FLYPRO, the XEagle does not require a remote control or smartphone to operate. Instead, users can control the UAV with their voice: The aircraft relies on speech recognition to follow voice commands.
In addition, all of the UAV’s features have been integrated into a smartwatch. This “one key control,” says FLYPRO, enables landing, following, 360-degree circling and other tasks. The XEagle also includes an obstacle-avoidance function.
Able to achieve a high speed of 15 m/s while recording, the drone also has a smart gimbal follow function, which ensures that subjects being filmed will be in the center of the video.
Large-scale production will begin later this month. In early February, the UAVs will be available on the market and will range from $455 to $895, says FLYPRO.