The Sony version of Alpha Remote with Apple Watch support allows you to use your Apple Watch as a remote for your Sony Alpha camera. With the intuitive design and “user-friendly” controls, you can change your shutter speeds, aperture, ISO settings, as well as trigger your camera, and view battery information directly, all from your Apple Watch! You can see a Live View from your camera directly on the Apple Watch with Touch Focus on supported lenses and cameras. If you are recording video with your camera you can also start and stop recording from your Apple Watch.
Toggle between a variety of grid overlays to help improve your composition. This includes Thirds, Golden Ratio, Golden Spiral and much more, with more to come. The grid overlay will also be visible via live view on your Apple Watch.
You can use the Digital Crown Zoom feature on the Apple Watch to zoom with supported lenses. Your iPhone can also be used as a remote for your camera with the same functionality that you have on the Apple Watch. (Note: Some features may not be supported for all cameras available today. To see if your camera can benefit from this application see the list below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning compatibility or use of this application.)
Wifi connection between your iPhone and Sony watch can be handled with NFC and QR code scanning to simplify the process.
On most cameras, you can install the Smart Remote Control from PlayMemories, which is available for free. If you need to update that app, you can get here: https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=is9104-npia09014_00-f00002
Please note the following:
If you run into any issues with this app, please contact support first at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am usually quick to respond and can give you an answer to any issue you may be having. Leaving negative feedback before contacting support doesn't help to get the issue resolved in a timely manner. So far, every issue that has been reported via negative feedback could have easily been resolved by contacting our support department.
The Sony a9, a7iii, a7Riii, and RX10 IV don't support the Smart Remote Control feature. If that’s the case, you just connect your camera by setting "Ctrl w/ Smartphone" in the camera's settings. Due to some changes by the manufacturer, some camera models don't support Live View, Touch Focus, and Battery Information.
A long press on your Apple Watch screen toggles through different layouts available. There are currently two layouts available.
For Touch Focus to work, you must have "AF w/ shutter" turned on in your camera’s settings.
Supported Cameras (based on Sony’s documentation):
If you have any issues or feature requests please email me at email@example.com.
- Bug fix to help stabilize the connection with the camera.
Ratings and Reviews
Not all of the features work on all cameras
I am going to give the app the benefit of the doubt and say that it is probably my model is Sony camera that just doesn’t work well with it. The App Store is confusing. It appears to me that the phone app is free and only the watch app is paid, but no. The viewfinder shows ok but I can only use it to trigger the shutter not to change iso, shutter speed or apature. And, the lag in the video to the watch app even makes it useless for tripping the shutter.
Developer Response ,
Hi, could you email support with the camera model you are using so we can see how we can help? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did not work at all on a7r III
Watch display only shows blank green rectangles, neither phone nor watch were able to trigger shutter on r3, phone app was able to trigger shutter on r2. Dev did not respond to email, $9.99 is kind of a lot to waste.
Developer Response ,
I respond to every inquiry as quickly as possible and I don't believe I have received anything from you. Please try messaging us again at email@example.com with what camera you are using. Thanks.
Does not work with 6400
Connected Sony Imaging Edge app first
Opened this app
Stuck on “connecting”
Developer Response ,
Hi, We are looking into issues with the A6400. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get more info and so we can keep you updated on the status of a fix for this.
- Josh York
- 6.3 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.