Spectacles 2.0 have been officially announced by Snap, the same company that creates the messaging app Snapchat.
Calling it, “New Specatcles. Made for Summer”, Spectacles 2.0 can take HD photos and videos, and upload the content straight to the app via your device. The water-resistant feature in the glasses enables users to take them to the beach or to your next pool party!
While acknowledging that the new product is a fruit of its customer feedback, the American tech and social media operator said, “We want Spectacles to be the simplest and easiest way to make memories from your point of view and we appreciate all of your thoughtful feedback – many of these improvements were inspired by you!,” the company added.
Currently costing $149.99, the new variants of the company's wearable camera sunglasses come in three colours: Onyx, Ruby, Sapphire. Snap launched its first set of Spectacles way back in 2016 for $130. So the current price is $20 more than the older version.
Snap is already selling the new wearables via its but the shipping is restricted to only US, UK, Canada and France. According to CNET, the new Spectacles are not being sold via the Snapbot vending machines, which were placed in some cities in the US. Other countries will be able to place shipments from May 3.
In terms of technical specifications, weighing 45.4 g, and a frame of frame 48-25-140 in size, Spectacles come armed with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, dual microphone array and a 105-degree field of view camera with f/2.2 aperture. The photos are shot in 1642 x 1642 px resolution, while videos are shot at 1216 x 1216 px at 60 fps. Total onboard storage is 4GB and users can store nearly 150 of their favourite videos or 3000 pics.
The devices is compatible Android and iPhone 5 or above, running Android 4.4 and iOS 10 or above, with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi Direct and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2.4/5 GHz for connectivity purposes.