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Snapchat launches new-and-improved Spectacles

Snapchat launches new-and-improved Spectacles

There are three new colours available: onyx, ruby and sapphire. We're waiting on an update to those numbers from Snap, so stay tuned if that's a big deciding factor for your final purchase. The company wrote down almost $40 million in merchandise, and laid off about a dozen people. Moreover, users in the USA are able to order prescription Spectacles if they desire.

There were a number of issues with the Snapchat spectacles - one of which being the fact that less than half of Spectacles users continued to use the device more than a month after release.

The "new feature" referenced above is Snappables, Snapchats new AR games that launched today. The process seems to work a bit better now, but it still requires photos to first go through Snapchat, as reported by TechCrunch.

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As Digital Trends reports, Spiegel stated in his interview for the Wired magazine that Spectacles were developed separately from the Snapchat app, but that there is the intention, in the future, to pair these two products. Never free with the Spectacles, because this fresh, new design is also water-resistant.

The new Spectacles are significantly smaller, slimmer, and more comfortable to wear than the first-generation pair. As for the second version of Spectacles, certain features will come into play like dual cameras and Global Positioning System navigation. The original Spectacles required you to open memories, tap "import", accept a dialogue box that swaps your phone to the Wi-Fi network, and waiting several minutes for everything to download. So without wasting any time let's check out more about it. Battery life is said to be around the same as the first version-able to capture up to 70 videos on a single charge, and it can recharge up to 4 times in the included charging case. The case, which also doubles as a charger, is also splash proof.

In addition to those improvements, Snap says this new model will transfer content to your Snapchat account "up to four times faster" than the originals: less than 3 seconds per video, instead of around 9 seconds. The product is available now in US, Canada, France and United Kingdom by ordering on spectacles.com, while wider availability will begin on May 3.


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