Snapchat is going to release AR spectacles

Snap Inc., Snapchat's parent company, has unveiled its next-generation Spectacles, the company's first pair of Augmented Reality (AR) glasses

Snapchat is going to release AR spectacles

Snap Inc. has unveiled its next-generation Spectacles, the company's first pair of Augmented Reality (AR) spectacles. On its platform, it also produces Connected Lenses, a new type of Lenses or filter.

Snap isn't selling these AR-ready Spectacles just yet; they're only available to a restricted group of artists. The news was made at Snap's annual Partner Summit.

In this example, augmented reality is a combination of computer visuals, such as 3D models, superimposed on the real world. However, the new Spectacles product will not be offered to the general public. Instead, the business is making them available to a small group of global AR creators. Snapchat is recognized for its augmented reality (AR) lenses that overlay art on a user shooting a selfie or distort the live image in a variety of ways.

The Spectacles will bring AR experiences to life by adding the appropriate features and filters based on the user's location. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel demonstrated how the eyeglasses can be used to pull up various types of lenses, similar to how Snapchat works and how these filters can then be applied to real-world situations during the presentation.

Two RGB cameras, four built-in microphones, two stereo speakers, and built-in touchpad controls are all included in the eyeglasses. The front-facing cameras can assist the glasses in detecting things and surfaces so that the best lenses are displayed. Voice commands can even be used to control these devices.

The new Spectacles, according to Spiegel, are completely compatible with Lens Studio, the company's own desktop tool enabling developers to create 3D and AR Lenses. Lens producers will be able to wirelessly push their lenses to Spectacles for rapid testing and iteration, as well as build these in real time.