November 2016 marked a historical month for the popular image messaging and multimedia mobile app, Snapchat as it suddenly launched its new sunglasses – Snapchat Spectacles. The new product has already created a buzz around and people are keen to know more about it. With this new product, Snapchat has entirely changed the definition of Sunglasses. With many unique features like sunglasses-turned-video-camera that allows you to capture quick 10-second scenes has made these sunglasses the top choice of the customers today.
So, here’s all you must know about this amazing pair of “Smart” Sunglassess.
Camera glasses and not the Google Glass
Earlier, it was speculated that these glasses might be somewhat similar to the Google sunglasses. However, these $130 pairs of glasses comes with a camera inside that takes snaps without the need to remove them from your face. Unlike other smartglasses that look like oddball things, which any a normal person wouldn’t wear for long, these glasses just have a camera and no display.
Smartglasses with a Connected Camera Inside
The smart glasses are capable of recording 10-second video clips. These videos can further be uploaded on Snapchat via Android or iPhone paired through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. It is also expected that the company can develop android/iOS mobile app to facilitate the same, in future. Even if the company doesn’t come up with anything of this sort, we are sure top mobile app development companies would surely launch a set of some amazing apps for the same.
Buy them from a Vending Machine.
While the smartglasses have already been in so much demand since launch, they are not being sold in the stores yet. Even nobody was sent any piece for review. Instead, pop-up dispensers are currently the only way from where a pair can be grabbed for trial. Wearable glasses aren’t new, companies like Pivothead made them many years ago. Later, Google Glass came up with similar concept (it could record video clips and photos). So, it can be said that while this technology has been there for years now, Snapchat Glasses are trying to take the next step with more advanced features and quality.
Bright and weird-creepy
The Spectacles have bright, Elton John-esque designs. There’s a circular ring of LEDs that glow when video is being shot. These are different from those Pivothead making the black sunglasses look nearly normal. This approach hides the camera in the bridge of the glasses.
Selfie-challenged Smart Glasses
One unique thing about these glasses is that they are outward-facing camera-glasses. These can be used for capturing action shots and snapping others.
Records video of 10 seconds at a time
This might act as a loophole for these spectacles. Users can only record a small video for about 10 seconds, which is muck like what Snapchat already does.
Spectacles Case cum Charger
The spectacles come with a bright, colorful packaging case. However, the case seems to be clever enough as it can be used to charge up the glasses when not in use.
Capable of shooting circular video that can be viewed in portrait and landscape
The spectacles have 115-degree wide-angle camera that captures video in a circle. Users can view these videos in the Snapchat app, both in horizontal or vertical mode. You can also continue to spin your smartphone around in any orientation as the video is reframed as needed. This prevents the user from repositioning their phones for certain videos.
Designed to sync into Snapchat
Snapchat Sunglasses welcome you to the world of connected wearable app-cessories. These are like a new generation of IoT. These are a one-purpose gadget, which syncs into Snapchat right away.
Rahul Mathur is the founder and managing director of ARKA Softwares, a company renowned for its outstanding mobile app development and web development solutions as well as specialized in Android and iOS app development. Delivering high-end modern solutions to all over the globe, Rahul takes pleasure in sharing his experiences and views on latest technological trends.