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Second generation Spectacles pay a visit to the FCC

Spectacles 2 spotted on FCC
A new posting on the FCC’s website suggests a new pair of Spectacles are in the works. It was previously reported last month that Snap Inc. had plans for both a second and third generation of the unique wearable, despite lackluster sales of the original pair. Now, partially confirming this report, new documents published on the FCC’s website reveal what is likely the successor to the original product.

Looking at the label details, they describe the device as a “wearable video camera,” which coincides with what Spectacles essentially are. In addition, the Spectacles branding itself is also listed in the description, while the product in question is referred to as “Model 002” in the top-right corner, suggesting that this is a second-generation model. Also, it is confirmed that the new Spectacles will ship alongside a charging case and a USB cable, all of which will be manufactured in China for the American company. In terms of compatibility, the label includes the “Made for iPhone” branding alongside a list of devices that support the new product which includes all iPhones launched since the iPhone 5 back in 2012, although interestingly the iPhone SE has not been listed. Nevertheless, buried among other accompanying documentation is also support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. Regarding what changes the new generation will actually bring, last month’s report pointed towards a slightly refined design with the majority of the focus being put on performance and bug improvements.

In terms of when the second-generation Spectacles should reach consumers, a release date of September has previously been rumored, while pricing is set to remain similar to that of the original product. In any case, a redesigned third-generation device is set to launch one year later with two cameras, a GPS, and a price tag of $300.

source: FCC via: The Verge

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