New Snapchat Spectacles feature water resistance and a photo mode

They look better as well...

New Snapchat Spectacles feature water resistance and a photo mode

Snap has just announced a new version of Spectacles, the brand's wearable camera, with a few key improvements over last years pair.

The updates over last year's model are not massive, but they do add additional functionality which should keep the Specs feeling fresh and relevant.

So, what's new?

For a start, Snap has introduces three new colourways and a tweaked design. You'll be able to choose between Onyx, Ruby, and Sapphire, with two different lens options for colour as well.

The electronics have also been miniaturized, so the Specs are sleeker and more lightweight.

Overall, we think the new Spectacles look much more mature than the previous model.

The glasses are now water resistant, so you can take photos or video in "shallow water".

New Snapchat Spectacles feature water resistance and a photo mode

It's not just the outside that's changed, Snap has refreshed the inside as well.

Specs can now take photos as well as video,  and new dual microphones capture clearer, higher quality audio. That makes them instantly more useful in our eyes.

Snaps will only transfer in HD quality thanks to built-in WiFi, which transfers videos four times faster than the previous Specs.

The first Spectacles had a 9 second/video average transfer time, but the latest Spectacles now take below 3 second/video. 

Spectacles are available exclusively at and cost £149.99. That price includes the charging case (which is now more compact) and a cable.

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Spencer Hart
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