Snapchat ventures into wearable tech with Spectacles
Snapchat is about to make it even easier to share snippets of your life, releasing a sunglasses-camera combo that means you'll no longer have to snap from your phone.
The glasses, called Spectacles, have a small camera in the top left corner and recording is activated by tapping a button near the hinge.
The camera, which Snapchat says is "one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world", connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
It will record up to 10 seconds of video at a time in a new circular format, which can be played full screen on any device and "captures the human perspective with a 115 degree field of view".
The company says Spectacles are "capable of taking a day's worth of Snaps on a single charge".
Quartz reports that the messaging app's first foray into wearable tech will cost US$129.99 (NZ$179.45).
Spectacles will be available in black, teal or coral and look much more like ordinary sunglasses than previous innovations like Google Glass.
Snapchat says Spectacles will be available "soon", but has not announced a specific release date.