Designed for use exclusively with Snapchat, the $150 Spectacles are sunglasses with a camera.
The video recording only lasts for 10 seconds, though extra taps can extend the clip up to 30 seconds. The glasses can record video at 1216 by 1216 pixels at 60 frames per second with a touch of a button on the left side.
Snap took a leap of faith on Thursday and launched the second-generation Spectacles to the public.
The glasses come with 4 gigabytes of flash storage on board, which is the equivalent of 150 videos or 3,000 photos.
To charge Spectacles, Snap includes a case that can provide enough juice for up to four full charges.
Weight. Snap miniaturized the electronics, so the temple is one-third smaller. If they have the potential to be something more than a dead-end, they should keep the brand alive in a lower-priced existence while forgetting about incremental upgrades and focusing on a more exciting (and expensive) future for smart glasses.
They now take still photos. It's unclear if these new models are different enough from their predecessors to find a market, especially at the higher cost. The product comes in just one size, and it's possible to fit prescription lenses on as well, although that would need to be done post-purchase.
Water resistance in the V2 is meant for rainy days and "shallow water". Snap Inc had 19 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Snap has partnered with the online lens replacement service Lensabl to now offer prescription and polarized lenses for United States customers.
Snapchat maker Snap has unveiled new Spectacles that the company says will be more comfortable to wear - and more capable. You can also snap 1642 x 16412 resolution pics.
When you export videos from Snapchat you'll see this white border. I could even get by inside to some degree, whereas I was bumping into things indoors with V1. Currently, sales are limited to the US, Canada, Great Britain, and France. Unlike the first Spectacles, the new version is available immediately from the website. The first generation had been available online and in "Minion"-esque vending machines in major cities".