Snapchat To Release Second Version Of Spectacles
It appears Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is currently hard at work to release the second version of their Spectacles camera goggles. The Spectacles allow users to record circular videos with the touch of a button. A second version of the glasses recently went through an approval process at the FCC, suggesting a release is close by.
The first Spectacles record a video in a circular format with a 115-degree field of view. The circular video allows users to view the content both horizontally and vertically without needing to turn around your device.
The information that went through the FCC is still secret and the non-disclosure will last for a month and a half. This means that well very likely see the official announcement of the Spectacles 2 before the end of May, something that the company confirms in its FCC request.
The information also reveals that the revised and updated version of the goggles will support Wi-Fi 802.11ac on the 5 GHz band, with an antenna built-in on the right side of the glasses. It’s unclear at the moment if the new Spectacles will have any improvements to the camera or microphone, although we should hear more about the technical details quite soon.
It’s remarkable that Snap is currently working on a second version of the Spectacles, as the first version was a commercial failure. The company wasn’t able to sell its supply of smart glasses and even made a 40 million dollar loss.