Snap Spectacles 3 announced with support for 3D videos at 60 fps

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 14, 2019

There are two HD cameras on either side of the frame that can capture depth and dimension the way your eyes do.

Snap Inc SNAP.N said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses that will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat. Spectacles 3 are available for preorder and will be shipped this fall. The answer seems to be that Snap, which calls itself a "camera company", sees a strategic need to have a foothold in the content-capture business. Unfortunately, the Spectacles 3 are even pricier than predicted a year ago, fetching a whopping $380, compared to $130 for the first generation and $150 as far as 2018's sequel was concerned.

Snap has not had much success with Spectacles thus far. The second camera on the glasses is now used for depth sensing, which means Snap can now do a lot of cool AR stuff with the new Spectacles 3.

And Snap isn't planning to produce a slew of Spectacles 3.

That's likely why Snap says Spectacles 3 will be a "limited edition" product, with production just a fraction of the original model.

To record video, users tap either button (up to 60 seconds continuously) or press and hold for a photo. The Carbon version features a monochromatic black with a semi-matte finish and glossy details, while the Mineral model (shown in the image at the top of this article) uses a "tone inspired by cosmetic hues with a hint-of-gold frame". The included carrying case doubles as a charging bank that can recharge the Spectacles up to four times.

Snap isn't exactly forthcoming with specifications on its new glasses.

Video and photos captured by Spectacles 3 transfer into the Snapchat's Memories section, where users can add new lighting, landscapes, and other AR effects to an entire scene.

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