Although less than half of the consumers have used the first version of this piece of eyewear after the first month of purchase, Snapchat has released the second version of the Snapchat Spectacles. These sunglasses have small lenses on them, which allow for the user to take circular photos or videos. They are made to remove the hassle of having to pull out a phone and then take a picture, or if you are doing something that may not allow you to hold a phone, the Spectacles may come in handy. They can sync with your phone through Bluetooth, and you can then share the photos on Snapchat or save the picture to your phone.
These newer Spectacles add more features to the previous version. For example, unlike the older version, these Spectacles are water resistant and come in more colors. Additionally, the design is much better and the syncing is much faster. Essentially, most of the flaws of the previous version have been fixed. However, the newer version is more expensive, costing $150, $20 more than the 1st version. Previously, the process of transferring images and videos from the Spectacles to the phone took a long while, but now the download speeds are three to four times as fast. Prescription versions of the Spectacles are also available. So far, the Spectacles have not received great reviews. Whilst it has improved, people are still not impressed by several things, such as the fact that the photos first have to be imported to Snapchat. Additionally, people complain that the transfer from the Spectacles to a phone is inefficient, and in most situations it would be more convenient to just pull out your smartphone and take a picture. Some also complain that the video quality is not be as good as it should be. Overall, the Spectacles have improved yet still is lacking in some categories. Despite this, there is still huge potential, and they could become great once these problems are fixed. Until then, it seems like you should stick to using your smartphone.