Watch out, GoPro: Snapchat Spectacles could succeed where Google Glass failedThe company behind the popular messaging app is making sunglasses with a camera for taking and sharing point-of-view video.
Snapchat just made its own version of Google Glass and it's coming soon to the faces of millennials. The company behind the popular messaging service created a pair of sunglasses with a built in camera designed to wirelessly transfer video clips To the Snapchat app. The glasses are called Spectacles. They come in three colors and they claim to take a day's worth of footage on a single charge. But there's something unique about the video. No matter how someone holds the phone The video will play the right side up in full screen. Snap Chat also renamed itself to simply Snap Inc. since the company expanded beyond the Snap Chat app. There's no release date yet. The company just says, it's launching soon. These point of view cameras are similar to a Google with going forward when it worked on Google Glass, but it was criticized for being creepy since it could record video anywhere. And people who wore them, were seen as elitists, out of touch, nerds, also known as glassholes. These spectacles could face similar push back when it comes to privacy, that is, unless it ends up being a product people just use to capture point of view video, for special moments, such as having fun with your kid, or doing Sports. Surely the folks at GoPro can't be too happy about a new product that makes it easy to take point-of-view action shots. We'll just have to see how good it really is compared to all these promotional videos. That's it for this tech news update, I'm Bridget Kerry, stay on top of the biggest stories at CNet.com/update.