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Snap reveals the details of the new smart glasses

Snap reveals the details of the new smart glasses

Spectacles, the new augmented reality smart glasses from Snap Inc.

On Monday, Snap Inc, the parent company behind the popular social media platform Snapchat, showed off its upcoming augmented reality (AR) glasses to a select number of creators and influencers.

During a hands-on report by MailOnline, a demo at Snap’s London headquarters showed various hardware and software details of the AR solution.

New hardware, software

According to the Daily Mail, Snap’s new head-mounted device (HMD) contains dual 3D waveguide displays, offering a higher level of flexibility with its lightweight design compared to other immersive display technologies.

Spectacles contain a 26.3-degree field of view (FOV) that places AR displays directly on the wearer’s retina. Other augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) devices contain many FOV expectations, such as the Lenovo ThinkReality A3’s 40-degree FOV, the Varjo XR-3’s 115-degree FOV, and the HoloLens 2’s 52-degree FOV.

Snap glasses include dual stereo speakers to create spatial audio experiences that significantly increase user immersion, and are a stand-alone product that does not require connection to external computing devices such as a phone. Additionally, Snap’s mobile device weighs only 134 grams, making it perfect for outdoor use, including social and sports experiences.

On the software side, Snap showcased immersive experiences that glimpse the future of immersive entertainment. Among the experiences presented are the applications Magic Forest and Solar System Initiative.

Speaking to MailOnline, Snap said:

“We have offered the new Spectacles to a select group of creators from around the world to learn alongside us and push the limits of AR.”

Snap Inc has not confirmed a launch window for its Spectacles, but according to the online report, the firm says that space computing devices will replace smartphones in the next “five to ten years.”

The news comes after Snap is to hold its Partner Summit on April 28, which brings together representatives from the firm to discuss its hardware and software ambitions.

Snap Inc, from social to immersive media

Snap Inc is also famous for creating successful immersive media campaigns, studios, software, and hardware. The social media company is expanding its popular Snapchat app, which is already a prime opportunity for immersive AR ad campaigns through its Snap Lens platform.

Additionally, AR developers are already prototyping experiences for Spectacles smart glasses using the Snap Lens Studio platform, where they can create engaging AR use cases and campaigns together with brands through Snaps Arcadia Studio with level workshops. business and trend reports of the latter.

Last month, Snap also bought human-computer interface startup NextMind to develop more accessible hands-free interactions for computing devices, including extended reality (XR) solutions.