The Gogloo Video Camera 10 MP Sunglasses is the second sunglasses video camera I’ve tried and it has several improvements over the first one including vibration patterns to let me know when I’ve started a recording and when the card is full or battery is low. It also has removable lenses and different color lenses are available for different lighting conditions. But what I”m sure we’re most interested in is the video quality so I have some test videos below for you to view.
Before then, I’ll run through the specs of video sunglasses. They record in 1080P HD which is your standard video resolution that will display nicely on most devices and YouTube. They shoot at a 110 degree angle for a decent wide angle view.
The Gogloo 10 MP video sunglasses available on Amazon will record for up to 90 minutes and I’ve found that to be true. I didn’t encounter any problems with the 650MA rechargeable battery. They also come with a 16GB TF card and a plug-in USB card reader for your computer.
The lenses of the sunglasses have UV blocking, are polarized, and are anti-glare. They worked very well for me, even when I was riding my bicycle facing the morning sun. I was even able to fit them easily over my prescription glasses. They glasses also come with a strap so they won’t fall off during your adventures.
Other accessories you’ll get is a cleaning cloth, USB charging cable, a carrying bag, and a hard shell case for storage. So it ships with everything you need to begin using it.
When charging the glasses a red indicator light will show and go off when the glasses are fully charged. When recording you’ll feel two vibrations and the green indicator light will blink. Stopping a recording will produce a single long vibration and the led light will turn off.
I found them to be lightweight and comfortable, even over my prescription glasses. They do have a rather wide ear piece which made looking back at traffic on my bike a little difficult. You can see that I had to look back a few times in the video below when I was turning onto the bike trail. I really need to get a mirror for my bike.
The glasses also record sound and yes they will pick up wind noise. The mic did pick up my voice very well. It’s not so great at picking up other people’s voices depending upon how loud they are or birds singing in the distance so keep that in mind. If the person is standing next to you, it’ll pick up their voice well but not if they’re across the room, unless they have a loud voice.
The video quality is okay. I wasn’t expecting GoPro quality with them but they did fine. You’ll notice in the video below when I was riding my bike that there was a little blur in the center. When I got home I realized that there was a dried water spot on the camera lens from when I had gone kayaking a couple days earlier. However, I think you’ll notice that the video I recorded when kayaking turned out well.
Lesson learned: Make sure the camera lens is clean before recording.
All-in-all I’m happy with them. They do mute some colors a bit and don’t pick up light as well as the SJCAM SJ7 action camera, also available on Amazon, I compared them against but still the video is acceptable.
Considering there’s no image stabilization, they did good job minimizing the shake when I was walking. The first pair of video sunglasses I tried didn’t handle walking so well. It looked like a kangaroo had been recording with them. These won’t give you that smooth image stabilized view of the SJCAM or a GoPro but well, I’ll let you watch the video and decide for yourself how it did.
It is a little different recording videos from glasses because the camera lens sits above your eye level. You’ll need to tilt your head down more to record what your eyes are seeing if you’re wanting to record anything below eye level.
Also, it helps to learn to make smoother and slower head movements when recording so you don’t get seasick watching your videos. You’ll learn all of this soon enough if you get a pair.
Although they aren’t GoPro quality or even SJCAM quality, they’re so convenient for bike riding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, or just when you want to record a family event. I’d rather wear a pair of sunglasses out in public than having a GoPro strapped to my forehead. These are just more practical. Plus, they’re sunglasses and very good ones at that.
They’re not good for recording quiet sounds around you but they’ll pick up your voice very well. I do wish the saturation was a little more and they had better light sensitivity but for the price and the convenience, they’ll do a good job recording family memories and your outdoor adventures. Just note that they aren’t waterproof. If you go kayaking with them like I did, don’t fall in the water. A few drops here and there shouldn’t hurt them but I wouldn’t submerge them.