Snapchat’s Spectacles 2, Spectacles 3 AR glasses are finally available in India. Both the glasses are now available on Flipkart. The Spectacles 2 is priced at Rs 14,999 while the Spectacle 3 costs Rs 29,999. Both the AR glasses are pretty late to enter the Indian market. The Spectacles 2 was launched in 2018 while the Spectacles 3 was launched last year in August.
The AR glasses let Snapchat users click pictures and take videos in a point-of-view scenario and post to the site. Snapchat Spectacles were first launched in 2016. The product saw two more iterations in 2018 and 2019 as Spectacles 2 and Spectacles 3 respectively. The later variants improved upon the original product, both hardware and software-wise.
Spectacles 3 are priced at Rs 29,999 and come with a charging case which, as per the company, lets users charge the device on-the-go. The AR glasses can take photos and videos in 3D. According to the Flipkart description, the Spectacles 3 let “you capture a 10-second 3D video with the press of a button. Press it again to record for 10 more seconds, up to a total of 60 seconds total. Press and hold the button to take a picture.”
They also come with a 3D Viewer, “allowing you to place your phone inside it so that you can enjoy the 3D videos and images you captured”. The captured content may also be uploaded to Youtube VR. Also, users can also add 3D effects.
The Spectacles 3 AR glasses are compatible with iPhone 7 or later that runs iOS 11 or above, and some select Android smartphones that run Android 6 or above. For now, the Android smartphones that are compatible with the device are “Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or later Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or later Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL.”