Snap’s Spectacles 3 add second camera for depth perception, get $380 price tag

Snap today announced Spectacles 3, a redesigned version of its augmented reality sunglasses with a sleek new design and an added HD camera to create depth perception. The glasses, which the company has positioned as a limited release, represent Snap’s latest effort to build a new computing platform centered on the face.

The new Spectacles 3 are built using a lightweight steel frame with cameras mounted on either side of the frame and are offered in your choice of carbon (black) or mineral (a rose gold / beige) color schemes. Given the circular lenses and sharp angles of the frame, they almost look steampunk-like.

Snap isn’t exactly forthcoming with specifications on its new glasses. According to various reports, however, battery life is unimproved from the previous edition, though the second camera creates an additional drain that the new Spectacles must compensate for. Snap says you’ll be able to capture 70 videos and more than 200 photos on a charge, and the 4GB of storage on the device can hold up to 100 videos or 1,200 photos. As before, Spectacles can be recharged by storing them in the included charging case. A full charge will take 75 minutes, and the case can be recharged with a USB-C cable.

Notably, Snap’s Spectacles 3 aren’t water resistant like last year’s model was. They’re available to pre-order from today and will ship this fall.

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