Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 461,715 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,001 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,001 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,212 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 461,715 cutting edge ideas.

Social Augmented Reality Devices

Snapchat Shared Its Plans to Make Augmented Gadgets & Wearables

— May 7, 2017 — Tech
Snapchat's augmented reality 'Spectacles' and other augmented devices, including wearable technology, will soon be available thanks to designs recently released by the popular social media platform. Augmented reality is the overlay of digital information onto the viable world, which became popularized last summer through apps like Pokemon GO.The social media platform aims to further extend into the world of augmented reality following disappointment after their November release of 'spectacles,' which lacked an immersive virtual reality component. Snapchat recently released an updated patent for their 'spectacles,' along with other wearable augmented reality devices.

According to CEO Evan Spiegel, 70% of engineers are working on new products which he believes will permanently alter the face of digital communications. Snapchat already plays with augmented in some of their filters, however the brand intends to make the switch from playful filters, to full fledged altered worlds with the release of their now highly anticipated patent for their updated augmented reality spectacles.

The glasses would contain two controls at the top of the lens: one which can sense the world around you, and the other which could display an augmented reality, plunging the viewer into an immersive, surreal world.
Trend Themes
1. Wearable Augmented Reality Devices - Snapchat's release of augmented reality devices, including wearable technology, will push for the creation of more and improved wearable augmented reality devices.
2. Augmented Reality in Digital Communication - Snapchat's focus on augmented reality in their products will drive other companies to integrate AR into their digital communication tools.
3. Immersion-focused Augmented Reality Experiences - Snapchat's upcoming patent for augmented reality spectacles with immersive virtual reality components will create new opportunities for companies to develop more immersion-focused AR experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media - The release of Snapchat's augmented reality devices will prompt other social media platforms to explore integrating AR into their products.
2. Wearable Technology - Snapchat's focus on wearable augmented reality devices will foster growth in the wearable technology industry.
3. Entertainment - Snapchat's AR devices and immersive virtual reality components will shift the entertainment industry towards more interactive and immersive experiences.
6.7
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness