According to an FCC listing spotted by Variety, it appears that Snap Inc., makers of popular messaging app Snapchat, wants to give wearable camera another shot by relaunching Snap Spectacles. The listing simply mentions a “wearable video camera” application with no further details, but knowing how much Snap Inc. believed in their Spectacles, it stands to reason that the company will try one more time to gain traction in the wearables market.
While the original Snap Spectacles were arguably stylish, allowed for prescription lenses, and had an amazing marketing campaign, Snapchat users didn’t quite latch onto the product. While it captured 10-second videos by simply tapping a side button and automatically sync-ing it with your phone, the video footage was rounded and circular, due to its 115-degree fisheye lens.
Perhaps the Spectacles 2.0 will fix this issue, recording videos in the standard format and with a much higher resolution. If they keep the $129 price tag, they could really sell the idea of an affordable way of filming your life on-the-go through your own perspective.
Snap Inc., however, has yet to make an official announcement or address this report. For now, they are staying quiet on the possibility of a Snap Spectacles relaunch.