One thing I love doing is mixing technology with sport.
In my free time I’m often hiking, cycling, running, or working out. I regularly use technology to supplement and track my activities. It helps to record, remember, track, and compete with myself.
I use a combo of hardware and software to do so, including watches, phones, software, etc but today I wanted to put emphasis on the Snapchat Spectacles.
The Snapchat Spectacles
I’ve had a pair of the 1st generation Snapchat Spectacles since they were released (I had to use my US shipping address to bring them over to Canada). Over the years I’ve used them to collect videos and haven’t really done much with them, with the exception of sending snaps to friends.
Thankfully I save everything I record and as of the past year, incorporating my new hobby with video, I’ve been able to use some of the old footage to generate some AMAZING videos!
See below for a video I put together of 3 beautiful mountain summits I hiked in one month, first person from the Snapchat Spectacles.
If you keep reading through to the end of the post there’s another video.
First person view
As you can see, even the first version of the Snapchat Spectacles generates some beautiful HD video, providing a first person view of the wearers field of vision.
You might say it’s similar to wearing a GoPro, but what I like about the Spectacles is that the camera is mounted beside your eyes, which makes the video capture that much more personal.
What I’d really like is the ability to continuously record HD video non-stop and even possibly record to my mobile device. Even if this couldn’t be accomplished wirelessly and required a wire to my mobile device, I would still be using it all the time.
Another thing that would be nice would be more size options, as the first generation are way too small for my head, LOL! 🙂
Tech is awesome, and I love using tech like this to share personal experiences!
Snapchat, if you’re listening, I’d love to help with the design of future versions of the Snapchat Spectacles…