Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has finally taken the wraps off the company’s long-rumored glasses project, Snapchat Spectacles.
The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Snapchat Spectacles, its first hardware product; sunglasses, which record videos.
They also changed their name to Snap Inc. and Snapchat and Snapchat Spectacles come under the one company as a product. Snap Inc., as the company is now called, says it will be producing the glasses in small quantities.
Snap Inc. revealed that Spectacles are a set of $130 sunglasses that sport an integrated video camera with a 115-degree lens meant to more closely approximate how humans see. and record circular videos.
They’re connected sunglasses that record video snippets that get saved to your Snapchat Memories. The glasses will cost $130, come in one size, and be available in three colors: black, teal, and coral.
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The company’s Twitter accounts have already been updated to reflect the change.
Quick Walk through
How to use Spectacles?
Tap the button on the top left hand corner of the sunglasses to begin recording a snap. It will automatically stop recording after 10 seconds – but if you want additional recording time, you can tap again to add another 10-second increment. You can record maximum up to 30 seconds.
How to transfer snaps onto my phone?
If you have an Android device, you have to transfer them via Wi-Fi. If you have an iOS device, they will transfer by default via the glasses’ Bluetooth connection. Or, you can choose to can transfer them at a higher resolution over Wi-Fi. You can even record videos without keeping the phone with you, and everything will sync when you are nearby your device.
Battery and Battery Life ?
You can get about a day out of your Spectacles, Snap says. And to charge your spectacles you just need to place then in the dedicated case which will charge them.
Check out how Spectacles work here: