Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are Here, But Does Anyone Care?

Snap Spectacles Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are Here, But Does Anyone Care?
Eleanor Moreno | 27 April, 2018, 00:48

The videos you capture should benefit from Spectacles V2's improved audio quality, but probably one of the most exciting things about the new Spectacles is that you can now capture photos with them as well.

And yes, that's the other big change: Spectacles are no longer an elusive piece of tech that sent journalists and Snapchat fans running around the country.

Furthermore, the new Spectacles are also capable of going underwater, allowing users to also capture their experiences in the water. Plus, every photo and video will automatically be captured in high-definition (1,642 x 1,642 and 1,216 x 1,216, respectively). The glasses then transfer the video to the user's phone-the new version transfers the video a few seconds faster than the older version did, a Snap Inc. spokesperson told Newsweek.

Snap has launched a new version of its Spectacles than can take photos as well as shoot videos. An overabundance of inventory caused the company to write down almost $40 million in the third quarter.


Snapchat has finally unveiled the new version of its Spectacles wearable camera. They are available right now.

First, both the current Spectacles and their charging case are smaller and lighter than their first generation counterparts. (The company lost $2.31 per share in Q1 2017.) Revenue is seen coming in at $243 million, up more than 60% from last year's first quarter.

The glasses are slimmer and come in a variety of less gaudy colors than their predecessors: a dark blue, a deep red and an onyx black.

V2 Spectacles have a better battery life and can deliver 70 videos on a single charge, its case size is more compact now which makes it easy to carry while traveling. Although wearers will not be able to take them very deep (only about 1 meter) but they'll be fine for swimming near the surface for around 30 minutes at a time. Snap is also working with the online lens company Lensabl to provide prescription lenses for those of us who are not gifted in the vision department.

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