new specs are waterproof, letting users take pictures from the pool or the beach, and downloading a clip now only takes three seconds - a third the time of the previous version. First, there is the ability to film not only videos, but also take photos. There is no longer a standard-definition mode, therefore both the photos and videos will be high-definition (HD). Resolution has also improved, with the 1,088 x 1,088 video being bumped to 1,216 x 1,216 - and 1,642 x 1,642 for photographs. Fourth, Snap has added a second microphone.
The biggest new feature for this year's Spectacles, though, is the inclusion of water resistance. Pricing for prescription or polarized lenses haven't been announced, but Forbes speculates it could cost somewhere between $100 and $300. For example, single vision, 1.67 high index lenses would bump the price up to roughly $315 United States dollars.
The Spectacles are available from today in the US, Canada and France exclusively at Spectacles.com priced at £149.99 (includes charging case and cable).
Last year, Snap took a writeoff of some $40 million for unsold inventory of its Spectacles.
Furthermore, the new Spectacles are also capable of going underwater, allowing users to also capture their experiences in the water. The first generation had been available online and in "Minion"-esque vending machines in major cities".
The second-generation Spectacles Snap unveiled Thursday appear to try to address some of the problems in the first model.