Here’s how Snapchat’s new Spectacles will work
The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles, its first hardware product. The sunglasses, which record videos in 10-second increments, are expected to be available for sale sometime “soon.” Snap Inc., as the company is now called, says it will be producing the glasses in small quantities. There are still lots of questions about how Spectacles will work — but thanks to some new information from the company, we can now answer some basic questions.
Let’s dive in!
What are Spectacles?
They’re connected sunglasses that record video snippets that get saved to your Snapchat Memories. Its camera has a 115-degree lens meant to more closely approximate how humans see. The glasses will cost $130, come in one size, and be available in three colors: black, teal, and coral.
BLACK, TEAL, AND CORAL
How do I use Spectacles?
Tap the button on the top left-hand corner of the sunglasses to begin recording a snap. It will automatically stop recording after 10 seconds — but if you want additional recording time, you can tap again to add another 10-second increment.
How do I know I’m recording?
There is an inward-facing light that turns on when you’re snapping, and an outward-facing light that alerts anyone in your field of vision.
What’s the longest video that I can record?
You can record up to 30 seconds at a time.
How do I get my snaps onto my phone?