Good photography has become the backbone of great social media. There’s no disputing the impact that a great photo can have on documenting the significant (or less significant) details of our lives.
We spend a ton of time at Android Authority covering the capabilities of smartphone cameras, but pulling out your phone to snap a photo or video isn’t always feasible. We’ve seen attempts at a wearable camera before to be sure; some of which were more successful than others.
That’s why we’re particularly excited about Spectacles by Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat.
Spectacles capture HD photos and up to 30-second videos in Snapchat’s signature circular format, so you can relive memories exactly the way you saw them too. Of course, you’re not limited to the constraints of the Snapchat app though. You are free to export content in multiple formats and share them across different platforms.

Snap Spectacles, we’re relieved to say, look great.

Specs do automatically sync with Snapchat when your phone is close, so getting the content off the Specs is easy. Most importantly, they’re super easy to use. Catch a beautiful sunset? Tap on the built-in button on the sunglasses to snap, record, and spend the rest of the time enjoying the view. More time in the moment, less time fiddling with your phone.
And let’s be honest here – the camera glasses we’ve seen before haven’t always had aesthetic in mind. Snap Spectacles, we’re relieved to say, look great. They are outfitted with polarized lenses to shield your eyes, and they’re water resistant so they won’t conk out even if you’re having a quick dip in the pool or dancing in the rain. Plus, they have onboard memory, enabling you to ditch your phone altogether.
With these stylish, camera-embedded sunglasses, you can record and experience all the good things in life without being shackled by your smartphone. Wear it on a beach or ski trip, while playing fetch with your dog, or hiking up a mountain. Wear it to a baseball game or a music festival. Heck, you can even wear it to a rock concert; it’s a free country.
Check out the new Spectacles here before they sell out.

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