Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles for $150

Following a series of rumors, Snapchat today launched the latest version of its connected sunglasses, the Spectacles. The company says that the new pair of Spectacles have a smaller profile, so they're slightly less bulky on the face than the original.


Additionally, Snapchat is pitching the new Spectacles as a go-to summer accessory for its users thanks to added water resistance. Snapchat's web page for the device says that users will be able to wear them at pool parties and on rainy days, and they "can even take a photo or video in shallow water."
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 second version of the Spectacles has improved audio, and can record clips that last up to 30 seconds long by tapping a button on the left side of the frames, like the original pair. Pictures can be captured now as well by tapping and holding the same button. Snapchat says the HD transfer process to the mobile app is "up to four times faster," and the Spectacles can take up to 150 videos or 3,000 photos before needing to import to the Snapchat app.


Snapchat is also now offering Spectacles in prescription and polarized lenses through a partnership with Lensabl, only for users in the United States. The new Spectacles are available to order today in the U.S., UK, Canada, and France for $149.99. Colors include Sapphire, Onyx, and Ruby, and each option has two lens shades to choose from.



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16 weeks ago
Just incase the creep at the pool wasn’t creepy enough. Now with water resistance, not only will your specs cover your wandering eyes at the pool! You can now take pics and videos of creepshots above and UNDER water!!!
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16 weeks ago
One massive flop wasn’t embarrassing enough, they’ve decided to go for a second.
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16 weeks ago
Ew, Snapchat is still around?
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16 weeks ago
Wow. They’ll literally sell DOZENS of them!
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16 weeks ago
So, the original model didn't sell well, and someone in the organization said, "well, of course, that's because they aren't waterproof", and all the people around the table nodded in agreement?
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16 weeks ago
Would someone just release Star Trek NG glasses already?




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16 weeks ago
Is Snapchat ran by the underpants gnomes?
Phase 1: Put something nobody wants, up for sale
Phase 2: ?
Phase 3: Profits
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16 weeks ago
Why don't they invest the time / money in making some glasses that look good ?

I don't know anyone who would wear glasses that look as bad as those.
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16 weeks ago

I would even say it's a bit dangerous to wear them as not all the people are willing to be recorded by a silly obstacle owners..


How many of these are going to capture the moment a right hook removes them from their face.
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16 weeks ago
These look like they belong in cheap Christmas Crackers, along with the nail clippers, jumpy frog, plastic spider, mini playing cards, comb, cheap metal puzzle and orange fish that tells your fortune.
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