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Snapchat launches new-and-improved Spectacles

Snapchat launches new-and-improved Spectacles

Company gross margins represents its total sales revenue minus its cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by the total sales revenue earned by the company, expressed as a percentage. The previous version of the wearable camera was only capable of recording videos. 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.

In truth, the glasses do kind of address a pain point of smartphone users: It lets you capture a photo or short video almost instantaneously, without needing to whip your phone out of your pocket or open a camera app. "Buy" rating has 4, "Sell" are 6, while 6 are "Hold".

Spectacles are a pair of camera glasses. To that end, the glasses could prove useful for those who find they're constantly missing out on brief, stupendous photo opportunities. With this new pair of glasses, you can capture images and can take videos as well, this time this all can be achieved in HD resolution. On one charge, the glasses can shoot up to 70 10-second video clips-that's roughly unchanged from its predecessor.

The first version of Spectacles sold relatively poorly, with around 220,000 units sold worldwide, a result of their limited functionality and unstylish look.

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Snapchat released a new version of Snapchat Spectacles Thursday. And as expected, it's also slightly more expensive than the original.

Spectacles 2.0 will add some new features that might make it a worthwhile upgrade or first time purchase, including waterproofing and a smaller, more compact frame so they don't stick out quite so much on your face.

They now take still photos. New dual microphones now capture clearer, higher quality sound as well, reducing wind noise and balancing the conversations in your Snaps.

The field of vision for Spectacles has been reduced from 115 to 105 degrees, therefore reducing the fish-eye warping effect. Snap Inc had 19 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The glasses can also be ordered with custom lens correction for wearers with prescriptions. The new product, Spectacles 2.0 "are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they're water resistant - so you can bring them to the beach, or your next pool party", Snap Inc. said in a statement.

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The V2 Spectacles record in 1216 x 1216 pixels, while photos are 1642 x 1642.

If Snapchat is truly to pull off the Spectacles successfully, they may finally see a profitable quarter after losing $720 million past year.

Still, the company is not to be deterred and has today announced the release of a second version.

And yes, that's the other big change: Spectacles are no longer an elusive piece of tech that sent journalists and Snapchat fans running around the country.

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These devices are made for Snapchat users, and don't really do much outside that realm. The catch? You'll see a white border around the footage because it's circular video.


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