Snapchat release sunglasses that record video

Messaging app Snapchat plans to release sunglasses that record video later this fall. Snapchat Spectacles include a camera with a 115-degree-angle lens, the Verge reported.

(Next Media Online) – Messaging app Snapchat has released sunglasses that record video.

Snapchat Spectacles include a camera with a 115-degree-angle lens, the Verge reported.

The lens is wider than the camera on regular smartphones and closer to the eyes’ natural field of view. The wearer taps a button to begin recording, and a light indicates to others that the camera is filming.

The camera on Snapchat Spectacles films circular videos in 10-second increments. Video can be played back vertically or horizontally, and crops automatically to fit the screen.

The company, which was recently renamed Snap Inc., said it will make a limited number of Snapchat Spectacles. They will come in black, teal and coral, and retail for about $130.