Self-flying Skydio R1 can now be piloted using an Apple Watch


Skydio has announced its self-flying R1 drone can now be controlled from an Apple Watch.

The Californian-based company hopes the added autonomy will provide its users with increased usability ease and a more enjoyable in-flight experience.

To do this, the firm has introduced the Skydio Apple Watch app, which allows an R1 pilots to direct the drone completely from their wrist.

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The Skydio Apple Watch app enables users to select a subject to follow, use the digital crown to rotate the drone and to change between cinematic skills.

Adam Bry, CEO and co-founder of Skydio, said: “Full autonomy is the key to making drones accessible and practical for everyday use. With our Apple Watch app, users have the full power of Cinematic Skills, like Dronie, Rocket, and Orbit, enabling incredible capture possibilities right on their wrist.”

As part of the move, the Skydio R1 will be also become available in selected Apple stores.

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