I'm not a huge Snapchat user but there's something about the new Snapchat Spectacles that is making me use the app more and more!
When recording at a sporting event or a concert using the Spectacles there is nothing between you and the performers. With a phone or a camera, in a way it hinders the experience a great deal for you and potentially those around you... with Spectacles you can both enjoy the moment and capture it at the same time.
There is a white LED light circling around letting others know that you're filming, so it meets all regulatory and compliance laws and privacy suggestions. Battery life advertises about 50 snaps or an entire day of use and I can say I was able to use them for about 3 days without having to charge them once. The hard yellow case that the glasses come in doubles as a case & a travel charger so you are able to get five charges out of it on the go.
1. I wish it took still pictures and not only 10 second videos.
2. You can't see what you're recording in real time; this is part of a larger problem with the Spectacles. With a traditional camera you typically have the LCD screen to see what you are filming, all be it small it helps you adjust and focus on what you want to capture. With Snapchat's Spectacles you don't have that luxury yet in the app or anywhere built into the shades.
Being able to capture something the way that you saw it is a really cool thing. Kudos to Snapchat for taking a risk and coming out with a product that we might not need, but somehow we will wait in line for hours in the cold to get one or pay double on eBay. I'm going to go out on a limb and say we're going to see multiple different versions of this kind of a product in 2017.