Snapchat Spectacles – The Ultimate Guide
Snapchat spectacles are finally here. I decided to give them a test run. The experience was very pleasing and I documented the process from the point of purchase right through to using them.
- Are you doubtful based on the previous experience of Google Glasses?
- Do you think these kind of glasses can film without people knowing?
- Are you concerned about value for money?
Then read on….
Snapchat Spectacles – The Purchase
I knew that the Snapchat spectacles were on their way and I would have jumped at a chance to try them. My chance encounter came on the 4th June 2017. I was using Snapchat and then an advertisement for them started playing. A quick swipe up and I was on my way into the sales funnel.
The purchase was very quick. I had my email confirmation and was given an estimate for arrival. They actually arrived 3 days earlier than estimated. I did get an email on the day of arrival that they were on their way.
Snapchat made a filter so that I could test how I would look like wearing the Snapchat spectacles. It was very close to reality in the end.
Snapchat Spectacles – The Unboxing
I was very impressed with the packaging. A very nice clear container with some basic details on the outside. The spectacles case had a magnetic closing mechanism, with a nice solid feel, and supplied in the characteristic Snapchat brand color. I was very impressed with the build quality of the spectacles and the case.
The charging cable and installation guide leaflet was inside the case. The instructions were simple and short. Languages included English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
I made an unboxing video and this was live on Snapchat as well of course.
Snapchat Spectacles – The Setup
Setting up the Snapchat spectacles was very easy. There were clear instructions to follow to pair the spectacles using Bluetooth to my iPhone. I was up and running within minutes. The spectacles had some charge to them so I could pair them and take lots of test videos.
Snapchat Spectacles – Charging
Charging the spectacles is simple. Placing them carefully into the case will line up the contacts in the case with the ones at the side of the spectacles. The case will charge up the spectacles four times before it needs to be charged up. The case can be charged by the USB cable supplied. The USB cable connects magnetically to the case and it can charge the spectacles directly.
Snapchat Spectacles – How To Use Them
Using Snapchat spectacles was simple. To make videos I had to press the button in the top left corner.
People can see when the spectacles are filming because white indicator lights swirl around on the left side of the spectacles. The user of the spectacles can also see the swirling lights which helps to guide the user about the remaining time. They fitted me very well and I enjoyed making my first videos.
Snapchat Spectacles – Support
In case you get stuck Snapchat have provided plenty of support guidance. You can get to the support section by going to the “Specs” tab in memories. Click the button “more about specs” and then you arrive in support. Alternately you can access it via this web address http://www.spectacles.com/support
Snapchat Spectacles – My Conclusion
These kind of tech gadgets are not going to appeal to everyone. I also assume that many of the solid passionate Snapchat users will opt to let this pass by. Not everyone loves the idea of wearable tech, but I do. Snapchat spectacles is a well built product, easy to set up, and provides a vast set of new possibilities for content in Snapchat. Enjoy!