Las Ray-Ban Stories, the first smart glasses from Meta, in collaboration with EssilorLuxoticca, have already arrived in Spain from 329 euros. The model combines the style of the traditional Ray-Ban but with the innovative feature of capturing moments or listening to music through integrated technologies.
The device integrates a 5 megapixel dual camera to take photos or videos via voice commands or the mount’s built-in capture button. They also have a built-in speaker system, as well as three microphones that allow you to make calls and collect audio in videos. Using the app Facebook Viewavailable for iOS and Android, it is possible to save, edit and share photos and videos on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter and other platforms.
Since the Ray-Ban Stories debuted in countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom at the end of last year, the product has been capturing the interest of the user, to the point of becoming a product of growing demand in virtually all markets, where they are already offered with new color and lens options. Also the ingenuity of users has been multiplying its possibilities when it comes to storing and sharing everything from parachute jumps to walks through the countryside, including favorite concerts.
More colors and new features
The firm has recently expanded the range of colors: the portfolio includes the Round in glossy black and the Gray Transitions lenses, or the Brown Transitions, passing through the Wayfarer in matte black together with the Gray Transitions crystals, as well as the Wayfarer in glossy black. with Brown Transitions lenses. With these proposals it is possible to have safe everyday glasses that filter light for adequate vision in different situations: whether indoors or outdoors, day or night, in the mountains or in front of the television. Among the new colors and lenses, the Ray-Ban Stories can be configured in 28 different combinations.
A curious fact is that to find the model that best suits each person’s personality, you can enter the Ray-Ban Instagram store and try on all the models thanks to a augmented reality filter.
Ray-Ban Stories can record up to 60 seconds of video. Until now, they were limited to a maximum of 30 seconds. It is possible to select the duration of the videos between 30 and 60 seconds in the application Facebook View.
The firm has added sound notifications to know the status of the battery, storage or if the product is overheating. It is possible to use voice commands to control the glasses, as well as to know the battery level and the possibility of making calls, sending messages and listening to voice notes from Messenger using the voice has also been added.
The Facebook View app is available in Spanish, French, Dutch and German.
They integrate privacy features directly into the product, specifically its frame. User guides have also been prepared in which the correct use of the product is explained. In addition to the Facebook View application itself, you can find these privacy guides. For example, suggestions such as turning off the glasses when we enter private places or making it clear to the people around us when we are recording or taking a photo. The firm also warns about the need to be cautious when taking photos of minors.
Summary of features and price
They work with a Facebook account and the Facebook View app to share social content.
They are a new way to capture, share and listen to music. Target and Ray-Ban. They are the first generation of smart sunglasses that keep you connected.
Offering a true-to-color environment, their polarized lenses block at least 95% of reflected light, virtually eliminating glare and increasing visual clarity.
Take photos and videos hands-free with the 5 MP dual camera. Automatically adjusts to ambient light for high-resolution photos and quality video up to 30 seconds.
It integrates discreet speakers with 3 built-in microphones that pick up sound from all directions for rich voice and sound quality, for calls and videos.
Functionalities: pause music, take photos or record videos with a touch thanks to the hypersensitive touch panel. The voice control of Facebook Assistant captures images, saying “Hey Facebook”.
Price: 329 euros.