Snap proclaims augmented actuality glasses

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announces new Spectacles AR glasses that allow you to overlay digital objects in the real world.

Source: SNAP Inc.

Snap announced a new version of its Spectacles smart glasses on Thursday. They use augmented reality, which means you can look through them and see digital objects in the real world.

Snap shares rose more than 5% on Thursday following the company’s Snap Partner Summit.

With the new glasses, users can see computer generated images that are superimposed on their field of view in the real world. The glasses contain two cameras, four microphones, a touchpad and buttons for control. Users can also give audio commands to the device by saying “Hey Snapchat”. The new glasses are equipped with a battery life of 30 minutes.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said the devices are already in the hands of a select group of developers. The company offers the device to more developers through a website.

The new AR Spectacles glasses from Snapchat

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