Snap. Inc, the parent company of Snapchat– Gen Z’s favorite app, that has always envisioned and described itself as a Camera company hinted at the fast-paced development of its AR feature which Snapchat Spectacles can prove to be an essential aspect.
In 2016, Snap launched its Spectacles, which was its first step toward accelerating its AR development. Snap.Inc could not turn the product into a mass-market product but this didn’t affect the aim of the company to be known as a camera company. A hint at the fast development of AR features was given in the fourth quarter’s report release. There Snap mentioned that that will focus more on AR technology powered by AI technology in the upcoming quarter.
Generative AI is something they mentioned in particular, and you must be curious to know what this means for users. Snaps CEO Evan Spiegel said that in the next quarter, they will focus primarily on the use of generative AI so that they can make the Snap camera more powerful. The main highlight of which is Spectacles.
Keeping this in mind, you can expect more advancement in the Spectacles sector. But the question still remains that can they afford to do so? If you look at the quarterly report and the fall in the market nothing can be said with conviction. And Snaps’ decision to call off the manufacturing of Cameras equipped drones makes it more doubtful.
No stipulated time has been mentioned when the AI reacceleration will start. There has been no mention of any product development. The only thing stated is that Snap will try to integrate AI tools into the existing Lens studio.
The most exciting part of the brief is when Spiegel talked about how he foresees the potential for AI when used in AR glasses. Acknowledging that Spectacles has not broken any records, the company will still continue manufacturing the product.
The recently launched Spectacle 3 has vast potential of attracting a new audience as it comes with AR graphics and AI. Envisioning the near future he said, “If we think longer term, five years…this is going to be critical to the growth of augmented reality, So today, if you look at AR, there’s just a real limitation on what you can build in AR because there’s a limited number of 3D models that artists have created.”
Spiegel even added, “We can use generative AI to help build more of these 3D models very quickly, which can really unlock the full potential of AR and help people make their imagination real in the world.”
To explain how this could actually work in terms of AR glasses, Spiegel gives an example and said that “parents could be playing around with their kids wearing AR glasses, and then point out, “Oh my gosh, there’s a pirate ship and big monster!” He said those elements could then come to life using generative AI technology.
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What are Snapchat Spectacles?
Snapchat Spectacles are sunglasses that allows you to capture your world, the way you see it. These Spectacles released by Snap are more than just glasses; they can be used to record video from your perspective. Just Press a button to record or hold it to take a photo.
Snapchat Spectacles can be paired to your phone via Bluetooth, and import video directly into your Snapchat memories. And from there you can send them to your friends, or post them to your stories. You can use it either by pushing the button once to record a video for 10 seconds and if you press it again this will extend the length of the video to 20 or 30 seconds. And as Spectacles use 115-degree filming so you can capture more than a conventional Snapchat video using them.
Snap Inc. is a technology company that believes the camera presents the most incredible opportunity to improve how people live and communicate. And they contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
Where to Buy Snapchat Spectacles?
If you want to buy Spectacles for yourself but don’t know where to look for them, you can very easily order your first pair of Spectacles from the Snapchat app itself. So you need to follow this step-by-step guide to buy the one for you.
Step 1: Open Snapchat.
Step 2: Tap on your Bitmoji.
Step 3: Tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner.
Step 4: Under Privacy control tap on Spectacles.
Step 5: Tap on Shop under Want A Pair of Spectacles.
Step 6: Select the one you would like to buy.
Step 7: Follow the on-screen instructions and make payment.
And you are done! This is how you can buy Snapchat Spectacles for you.
Price of Snapchat Spectacles
Snap has released 3 different types of Spectacles till today. And below I have mentioned 3 types of Snapchat Spectacles available in the market and their variant with prices.
1. Spectacles Original
This was the first Spectacle of Snap.Inc released on November 10, 2016, and below I have mentioned the price of this variant.
Onyx– Frame Price $149.99
Sapphire– Frame Price $149.99
2. Spectacles 2
Spectacles 2 are built to survive pool parties and snow days and can take a photo or underwater video. This variant of Spectacle was released on April 26, 2018, and below I have mentioned the price of this variant.
Nico– Frame Price $199.99
Veronica– Frame Price $199.99
3. Spectacles 3
Spectacles 3 comes with dual HD cameras that enable you to capture the moment in 3D, and relive it with the included 3D Viewer. This variant of Spectacle was released on August 13, 2019, and below I have mentioned the prices of this variant.
Carbon- Frame Price $380.00
Mineral- Frame Price $380.00
With this, I come to the end of this blog and I hope now you know about Snapchat Spectacles and their future. So all I can say at this moment is if the stagnant economy recovers and Snapchat Spectacles get the desired fan base then you will definitely get to see Spectacles with more advanced features that will prove to be the next step in the field of augmented reality.
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