Technology Snap is working on a new set of Spectacles

15:46  11 april  2018
15:46  11 april  2018 Source:   Engadget

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Snap is apparently working on new versions of its Spectacles wearable camera, according to a report from Alex Heath on Cheddar this morning. The company is said to be working on two new Spectacles products: a second-generation model that offers bug fixes, performance improvements

Snap is working on two new versions of its camera-enabled glasses Spectacles . The company plans to sell fewer sets of the glasses, according to the report, after failing to sell through inventory on its first generation.

a close up of sunglasses© Provided by Engadget Snap's first forays into hardware may not have been a rousing success -- a year after the launch of Spectacles there were reportedly hundreds of thousands of pairs still sitting in Chinese warehouses. However, it seems the company isn't willing to admit defeat just yet, as a new FCC filing has surfaced suggesting a new version of the tech is on its way.

The filing for a "wearable video camera" -- heavily redacted, of course -- doesn't reveal any meaty details about the potential device, but refers to it as "Model 002", indicating it's the second version of the product. According to the filing, it will support the 802.11ac WiFi standard, which means faster file transfers. The original Spectacles included a FCC ID label on the physical device, whereas the new version will come with an electronic ID label, accessible within the Snapchat app. Could this mean a redesigned frame?

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Snap , Inc. calls itself a “camera company” so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that it’s working on new versions of its Spectacles hardware (especially since we reported just that last June). But a new report from Cheddar has surprised some with news that Snap is working on a refresh of their hardware´ set

It appears that Snap hasn't giving up on Spectacles because according to report from Alex Heath on Cheddar this morning, Snap is working on a new version of its The company plans to sell fewer sets of the glasses, according to the report, after failing to sell through inventory on its first generation.

Sources have reported that Snap is working on two new versions of Spectacles: one with smaller tweaks to the existing device, and another with GPS and a dual camera, slated to sell for as much as $300. But if the company struggled to sell its originals for $129, the premium device will probably have to boast a raft of additional features to make it appealing to a mainstream market -- especially since much of the product's young demographic are unlikely to be particularly cash rich. We've approached Snap for comment.

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