Ray-Ban Stories Smart Sunglasses Review: All-Seeing Eyes (2022)

If you’ve ever wondered whether you really care about digital privacy, try wearing a Facebook camera on your face. Ray-Ban Stories, a design collaboration between Facebook and Ray-Ban parent company EssilorLuxottica, are smart sunglasses with speakers and cameras, which can serve as a casual substitute for your headphones or a phone camera. They take fun, casual first-person photos and 30 second video clips with quick tap of a button or vocal command. Aside from some battery life issues, they’re a fun, casual gadget: It can’t replace your phone’s camera or a great pair of Bluetooth headphones, but if your expectations for sound and visual quality are in check, it’s a neat little toy.

But Facebook’s presence looms large over the Stories and how you use them. The social media giant doesn’t use the glasses to funnel you onto its platform, but you do need a Facebook account to use them, and Facebook collects data from the glasses. Depending on your point of view, you can interpret this as a reluctant acceptance that photographers don’t take photos exclusively for Facebook or Instagram… Or an insidious attempt to get more data from its users by giving them ways to interact with Facebook outside the app.

That dynamic will almost certainly color (or shade) the experience, making an item that’s supposed to be effortless and care-free into a philosophical puzzle box. Once you get past that, if you get past it, Stories do start to feel like what they’re intended to be–a well-made tech trifle.

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What are smart glasses?

The phrase “smart glasses” means a lot of different things right now. To many people it seems like the phrase still evokes AR-enabled glasses that allow you to access the internet without looking at a screen a la Google Glass. In practice, I’ve seen the phrase attached to devices like Razer’s Anzu glasses and Bose Frames, which are basically just sunglasses with speakers in them. Ray-Ban Stories falls somewhere in the middle, most closely aligned with the once-viral Snapchat Spectacles.

In this case, the word “smart” translates to a convenient quick shot camera and personal audio. The Stories have two 5-megapixel cameras, one on each side of the frame, which allow you to take photos and short video clips, up to 30 seconds. Like the Razer and Bose glasses, they also have “micro” speakers in the temples, which line up right in front of your ears, through which you can listen to music and take phone calls. There’s more to it, which we’ll get into, but the Stories have a fairly narrow, convenience-first mandate. Effectively, they exist to offload some key features from your phone into a less distracting form factor.

Do they look like normal sunglasses?

Ray-Ban Stories look and feel almost identical to a normal pair of sunglasses. For the sake of style, my smartened pair of black Wayfarers look just like my classic pair of black Wayfarers. The only differences people may notice are the circular camera lenses in the corners of the frames, which replace the Wayfarers’ distinctive studs.

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It’s worth pointing out that, while we were sent this one style, Ray-Bans makes Stories versions of three of its frames, Wayfarer, Round, and Meteor, each of which costs $299, and comes in multiple colors. Ray-Ban also offers more expensive versions with specialty lenses, including polarized, transitions, and prescription options.

How do Ray-Ban Stories work?

On closer inspection, there are a few other differences, which primarily affect the wearer. Like other smart glasses, the temples – the sides of the glasses that rest on your ears – are larger and thicker than a normal pair of glasses. (For people with big heads, like me, they can feel tight the first few times you put them on, but that subsides over time). They’re bigger to accommodate all the tech inside, like the speakers, which you can see if you look closely at the back of the stems, where they curve to fit your ears.

The temples are also thicker because they house gesture-based touch controls. You can play or pause music by tapping the side of the frame, raise/lower volume by sliding your finger along them, or answer your phone by double-tapping the side of the frame when you have someone calling. The touch controls aren’t perfect–you need to hit a fairly specific spot on your temple to activate them–but they’re far less finicky than similar controls on other glasses.

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You have two choices for operating the camera. First, there’s a button on top of the right temple, which you can tap to start a video or hold to take a photo. The button is both perfectly and problematically placed, because it’s exactly where I put my finger when I go to adjust or remove my glasses. When I go to record, it feels very natural to raise my hand and press the button. When I go to put the glasses on or take them off, though, there’s a reasonable chance that I’ll accidentally start recording a video. (Pro tip: If you’re listening to a podcast, and it stops playing, you may be recording a video!)

What is the “Facebook Assistant”?

You can also take photos and record video clips using vocal commands through Facebook Assistant by saying “Hey Facebook,” then a command. The “Facebook Assistant” feels somewhat forced here: It is only used to record photos and videos and feels like an attempt to prevent people from completely forgetting that this is, in part, a Facebook device.

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Walking around in my suburban home town, New York City, and an apple orchard in upstate New York, the only time anyone noticed or cared that I was recording photos was when I said, “hey Facebook.” I’d say it was because I drew their attention to the fact that I was taking a photo, but in a couple of cases I said, “I’m going to take a photo” out loud before using the wake word. Something about the word “Facebook” makes people prick up and pay attention.

Their concern isn’t entirely unwarranted, either. Facebook records and collects audio recordings every time you use Facebook Assistant. You can, however, tell Facebook View not to send the recordings and delete the local files, though. Other people have less to worry about from this particular aspect of Stories: The three microphone array focuses primarily on the user’s voice. Some ambient noise comes through, but it isn’t exactly enough to turn you into an inadvertent spy. The fact that it gives people pause, though, is reason enough to be mindful of where and how you use it.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about privacy

Though Facebook Assistant listening in isn’t something to worry about, Ray-Ban Stories has a lot of people concerned about privacy. Once the purview of spy stories like James Bond and Mission Impossible, glasses with cameras on them are inherently discrete. That makes them look stylish, but it also means that the people around you when you take photos and video may not be aware that they’re being recorded.

Ray-Ban Stories have some measures to ensure that you cannot record people secretly. When you take a photo or record footage, a bright white LED light turns on next to the camera lens on the subject’s left. As many people (and multiple European privacy watchdogs) have pointed out, you can theoretically cover that light, making it possible to record in relative secrecy. More importantly, in my own testing, I found that you can very easily take photos without people noticing. People rarely noticed the light that I was taking a picture with them in, unless I was staring directly at them or getting close to line up a shot.

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Facebook and EssilorLuxottica have released privacy guidelines for how to use Ray-Ban Stories, making it clear that they should not be used to infringe on privacy or otherwise offend, though it is ultimately left up to the user to be a responsible photographer. As the MIT Technology Review points out, that kind of trust is naive at best, and insidious at worst.

In my mind, the issues around ethics and public photography are, frankly, not any different here than they are with any personal camera. There is a larger conversation to be had about smart cameras and privacy, but Ray-Ban Stories are a minor point in that debate until they achieve wide adoption compared to smart doorbell cameras, drones, and surveillance equipment that is more popular, more invasive, and more consequential. That said, people don’t like to “discover” they’re being recorded, so you need to be more careful about who and where and what you shoot when using Ray-Ban Stories. As such, I wouldn’t recommend buying them for kids, especially teens.

What’s it like taking photos?

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Shooting photos and videos with Facebook Stories feels very different from taking photos with your phone or a DSLR camera. The glasses are meant for taking quick snapshots of what you’re looking at. There’s no viewfinder or way to preview your shots, so you need to “frame” your shots with your head and keep in mind that the camera’s field of view is different from yours. What the camera sees and what you see aren’t identical, though, so it does take a little practice to take good photos.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the 5MP cameras on Stories are far less precise than the camera in your pocket, especially if you have an iPhone, Google Pixel, or Samsung Galaxy phone. The photos look sharp, but don’t have the same incredible detail of modern phone cameras, and are very susceptible to color balance issues from indoor lighting.It is not a tool for artistic or technical photography, it’s a means of catching something when you want a photo, but don’t want to spend time “taking a photo.”

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With time and effort, you can get better at taking photos with the Stories, of course. In general, I found that I had to get much closer than I usually would, even with a standard camera, and keep in mind that the camera will not include anything in my peripheral vision. After a week of fairly determined trial and error, I found that I could compose a solid photo without thinking about it too much. Again, though, expectations are a big factor here. Stories can absolutely handle taking commemorative photos of a person next to a sign or in front of a thing. They’re great if you just want a photo of a person in the moment. But if you care about anything more than getting your friends and family in the center of the photo, Stories (and, frankly, all smart glasses) will disappoint.

Tell me more about the Facebook View app

Facebook View is the simple dedicated app for downloading, storing, and editing photos and videos from Ray-Ban Stories. When you take photos and videos using the glasses, the image and video files are stored in its internal storage. To get them on your phone so you can see and share them, you have to use the transfer button in View, which creates a private network to send over the data. The drive isn’t huge, it can store up to 50 30-second video clips or upwards of 500 photos, but that’s more than enough room to handle a day’s worth of photos and videos without a transfer.

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Technically, that’s all you have to do in View. You can set the app so it automatically copies all of your photos and videos to your phone’s photo library. That said, you can’t transfer the data without the app or avoid sending your photos there, so Facebook has access to everything you take with Ray-Ban Stories, whether you post it or not. However, the company says it will not access the actual photos and videos without your permission, or use the data obtained from Stories for personalized ads.

If you choose, you can use the app like a secondary camera roll. You can edit photos, create video “montages” by splicing together multiple clips, and add animated effects to static photos. Montages and “flashback photos,” as Facebook calls them, are interesting alternatives to the usual visual effects in photos and other apps, though they require a certain amount of effort that runs counter to the casual nature of the device. If I wanted to record video clips and make a montage, I’d rather use my phone.

Is there a way to cut Facebook out of the process? Can’t I just use my Photos app?

You have to be logged into Facebook View with a Facebook account to use Ray-Ban Stories’ cameras. When you take photos and videos using Ray-Ban Stories, the image and video files are stored in onboard storage in the glasses. Facebook View’s transfer button, which creates a private network, is the only way to transfer your photos. To use Facebook View, you must have a Facebook account.

Technically you can use the audio functionality of Ray-Ban Stories without Facebook View. The speakers and microphone connect to your phone via Bluetooth, not the app, so you can pair the glasses using your phone’s Bluetooth settings. Stories teaches you how to pair the glasses through the app, though, so you’d be hard-pressed to do it without connecting to Facebook at least once. (And, frankly, if you’re going to go to these lengths to avoid Facebook, you should just buy a different pair of smart glasses).

Ultimately, the best way to use Ray-Ban Stories without connecting to Facebook is to turn them off and wear them as simple sunglasses.

What’s it like listening to music?

Despite the fact that I can be a snob about audio quality, I genuinely love the experience of listening to music with smart glasses. The little speakers give you a decent personal listening experience without putting anything on or in your ears that generally doesn’t seem to bother strangers when you use them in public. There is something freeing about just walking around, listening to whatever you’re listening to, without isolating yourself from the world with headphones.

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From a quality perspective, I would describe Ray-Ban Stories as “fine.” Listening to podcasts and on call, voices are clean and clear. With music, I found that music that was supposed to be playing softly or in the background was often inaudible, so you aren’t getting the full experience.

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This is doubly true when you factor in that you should not be listening to Stories at full volume: Aside from the fact that they can disturb nearby people at full blast, I found the pounding of the speakers directly into your ears is more likely to give me a headache.

How do you pair Ray-Ban Stories?

If you look inside the glasses, behind the lenses, you will find a small power switch near the left hinge. You can pair the glasses via Bluetooth by holding the power switch in the on position until a small light on the inside of the right frame starts flashing, then releasing it. To fully pair the glasses, you will need to follow and complete the process in the app.

How do Ray-Ban Stories charge? How long does the battery last?

According to Ray-Ban, Facebook Stories lasts through up to six hours of “moderate” use. That bore out in my camera testing, but when I used them instead of headphones on a day-long work trip, they only managed about four hours of near-continuous audio use. It’s not a lot of time, especially if you use them in place of headphones, but I only found it to be a problem when I was out of the house all day.

There is a silver lining, though. You charge the glasses through a hard-shell sunglasses case, which also serves as a wireless charging dock and an extended battery. When fully charged, the case can store enough juice to recharge the glasses three times over. That doesn’t fully make up for the short battery life, as you’ll need to take them off to charge, but it gives you the option to stretch the glasses’ power out over the span of a day if you remember to keep the case handy.

Final thoughts on Ray-Ban Stories

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A lot of times when i review “fun” tech, it can be difficult to account for the casual nature with which these devices are meant to be used. Ray-Ban Stories cannot compete with your camera or your headphones, so any technical breakdown of their capabilities has to come with a lot of caveats. At the same time, it is completely unreasonable to compare them to gear that’s made for a more specific purpose. Ray-Ban Stories are plain ol’ casual fun. They work well when that’s the purpose. That means they cannot replace other devices. They can only do their own thing. I think they handle the audio side of things as well as the other smart glasses that I’ve tried, though the battery life feels somewhat weak, even by smart glasses standards.

The cameras, and the privacy concerns that come with them, are another story. Let’s not sugarcoat it: Ray-Ban Stories would be a better product if they weren’t directly tied to Facebook, or any other content platform. Even indirectly, it raises privacy concerns about who can see what photos and videos you’ve taken. Then there are the privacy concerns of the people around you, and the troubled water around when it is and isn’t appropriate to a camera people may not be aware of.

Despite all that, I do think it is possible to enjoy Ray-Ban Stories easily and responsibly. Its limited use-case as a camera steers you toward content that you’d likely share: Photos of friends and family, and landscapes, and other quick, storable memories. If the erosion of digital privacy doesn’t already scare you, I find it hard to say that this should be the thing to make you change your mind.

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How do you answer Ray-Ban Stories? ›

How do you take phone calls using Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses? Once your Ray-Ban smart sunglasses are connected to your phone via Bluetooth, you can manage phone calls. To answer a phone call, simply tap the temple twice.

How long does the Ray-Ban Stories battery last? ›

How long does the battery last? / How often will I need recharge? A fully charged case provides 3 additional frame charges. You can fully the charge case to 100% in 180 minutes. Fully charged glasses last up to 6 hours for moderate usage and up to 3 hours with continuous audio streaming and Facebook Assistant.

What does the Ray-Ban smart glasses do? ›

Facebook's smart glasses will let users record the world around them, and take pictures. This is exactly what Snap's Spectacles also let users do. Ray-Ban Stories, Facebook's first 'smart glasses' in partnership with Ray-Ban, are now official.

Do Ray-Ban Stories work with iPhone? ›

Yes, you can use the Ray-Ban Stories app with an iPhone.

Can Ray-Ban Stories get wet? ›

Limitations On Use And Sharing. If Ray-Ban Stories are used for exercise, care must be taken to avoid getting them wet. Ray-Ban Stories are not waterproof, despite some videos showing the glasses being used around water. Of course, the wearer can go waterskiing or kayaking if they wish, but splashes might cause damage.

Are Raybans worth it? ›

For all their practical advantages and classic, fashionable styles, Ray-Ban sunglasses are worth the investment. Cheap sunglasses are a great option for trying out new styles, but at the end of the day, if you want a pair of shades that look great and protect your eyes, Ray-Bans can't be beat.

Are Ray-Ban Stories heavy? ›

The Ray-Ban Stories promise three hours of use between charges and ship with a charging case that features its own battery and a USB-C port for charging. They are incredibly light for a pair of smart glasses, weighing only 49 grams.

Do Ray-Ban Stories have speakers? ›

Put simply, the Ray-Ban Stories are a pair of shades that include open air speakers that basically fire music and phone calls into your ear (there's also a microphone for phone calls, etc.), as well as a pair of 5 megapixel cameras discretely mounted on the front, taking advantage of the usual empty space in the top ...

Can you put Ray Bans in water? ›

Under normal circumstances, no, water will not damage polarized sunglasses. It can affect them but only if they are submerged for a long time. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to avoid soaking your glasses and to wipe them clean if they get wet.

Why does Ray-Ban Stories have two cameras? ›

The frames feature two-front facing cameras for capturing video and photos. They sync with a companion camera roll app called Facebook View, where clips can be edited and shared to other apps on your phone (not just Facebook's own).

How do you turn on Ray-Ban smart glasses? ›

Ray-Ban Stories Glasses: How to Setup for Beginners ... - YouTube

Can you change lenses on Ray-Ban Stories? ›

Yes! Whether your old lenses are scratched or damaged, or you just want to switch up the look of your shades with a new mirror color, it's easy to refresh your Ray-Ban sunglasses and replace your lenses with Fuse Lenses.

How much memory does Ray-Ban Stories have? ›

The Ray-Ban Stories have 4GB of storage, which is enough for 30, 30-second clips, or about 500 photos before the memory hits capacity.

What app do you use with Ray-Ban Stories? ›

Yes. Ray-Ban Stories glasses are a collaboration with Facebook. To use voice commands and download your photos and videos, you need to use the Facebook View app.

Do you need Facebook to use Ray-Ban Stories? ›

Technically you can use the audio functionality of Ray-Ban Stories without Facebook View. The speakers and microphone connect to your phone via Bluetooth, not the app, so you can pair the glasses using your phone's Bluetooth settings.

Are Ray-Ban Stories Bluetooth? ›

Ray-Ban Stories feature dual 5-megapixel cameras that capture photos with depth as well as videos up to 30 seconds. They also include open-ear Bluetooth audio for music and calls, with three microphones for beam-forming and background noise suppression.

Where are Ray-Ban Stories made? ›

Today, Ray-Bans are made in both Italy and China.

What do Ray-Ban Stories do? ›

Ray-Ban Stories' dual integrated 5MP cameras let you capture life's moments as they happen from a unique first-person perspective. You can easily record the world as you see it, taking photos and up to 30-second videos using the capture button or hands-free with Facebook Assistant voice commands.

Do Ray-Bans scratch easily? ›

Typical Ray-Ban sunglasses are scratch-resistant and come with durable frames, so you won't have to worry about dropping your frames while preparing for a new adventure. Daily wear won't fade, scratch or damage your new pair of Ray-Ban glasses.

Why do people like Ray-Bans? ›

Their sunglasses offer full UV protection from the sun's harmful rays, allowing you to be stylish and safe in the sun. Their frames are durable and strong, proving that Ray-Ban glasses are an investment that will last for years, rather than a fair-weather purchase.

Do Ray-Bans last a lifetime? ›

Since Ray-Ban eyewear is constructed out of quality lens and frame materials, you can expect to get many years of use out of them. Of course, this will all come down to how you care for the glasses. If you use a case and are diligent about keeping them safe, your glasses are likely to last you for a good chunk of time.

Are smart glasses waterproof? ›

The glasses, notably, are neither waterproof nor splash-proof. The smart sunglasses come in three classic Ray-Ban styles, with a number of color and lens combinations.

When did Ray-Ban Stories come out? ›

The product includes two cameras, open-ear speakers, a microphone, and touchpad, all built into the frame. The glasses, announced in August 2020 and released on September 9, 2021, had a controversial reception stemming from mistrust over Facebook's privacy scandals.

How do I charge my Ray Bans? ›

To charge your charging case, use the USB cable that came with your glasses to connect the case with a charger or port. To charge from a wall outlet, you'll need a USB-C plug, which is not included with your glasses.

Can Ray-Bans take pictures? ›

Available in 20 styles, they can take photos and videos, play music, and place phone calls.

Can I clean Ray-Bans with Windex? ›

Here's what you need to know about what not to do. Never use any sort of glass cleaner, including Windex, on the lenses of your sunglasses. The same thing goes for any products that contain bleach or ammonia. The problem with glass and all-purpose cleaners is that they can strip the coating off the lenses.

How do I get the Ray-Ban logo off my glasses? ›

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Can you clean Ray-Bans with soap and water? ›

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Do Both cameras work in the Ray-Ban Stories? ›

Ray-Ban Stories are sunglasses with cameras, speakers and microphones all neatly hidden around the frame. Two cameras in the front of the frames can either take pictures or record 30-second videos. The speakers in the stems let you take calls and listen to audio.

Can Ray-Ban Stories record more than 30 seconds? ›

Ray-Ban Stories Software Updates

First, Ray-Ban stories will be able to record up to 60-seconds of video, doubling the previous limit of 30-seconds. Users can toggle between 30 and 60 seconds as the max recording length in the Facebook View app settings.

Can you return Ray-Ban Stories? ›

YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. When shopping at Ray-Ban you can always change your mind. Our customers have 45 days to return their items. *Please note that customized products (known as "REMIX") are not eligible for return unless damaged or defective.

How much does it cost to put prescription lenses in Ray Bans? ›

If your frame is not sound lenses cannot be added or replaced. Lens replacement starts at a base cost of $29.99 for standard eyewear and sunglass frames, shipping to and from costs more.

How do you fix scratched Ray-Ban lenses? ›

Put a dab of toothpaste on your finger, swirl it around the lenses where the scratches are, wait a few minutes, rinse with warm water, and dry with cotton balls. This should work to buff some of the finer dings.

How do I know the size of my Ray-Bans? ›

Most of Ray-Ban sunglasses and eyeglasses have the size measurement printed on the inside of the left temple. Usually, this consists of three numbers (though sometimes only the first two are printed) similar to this: 50 20 150.

How do I charge my Ray-Ban Story case? ›

How do I charge my Ray-Ban Stories? To charge your glasses, put them in the charging case*. You'll know your glasses are charging when the case LED blinks after you've docked them and closed the case.

How do you use Ray-Bans virtual try on? ›

Just upload a photo and get your results.
  1. Complete your Profile. For a more accurate match, tell us more about your style, colors. and physical traits.
  2. See them on. Use our Virtual Try-on tool to see how different styles look on you. ...
  3. Find your fit. Based on your virtual scan (or manual measurements), our Size.

Are Ray-Bans still cool? ›

Few brands can compete with the enduring style of Ray-Bans. The glasses have been a fashion icon since the Fifties, shading the eyes of pop culture juggernauts from James Dean to John F. Kennedy to Michael Jackson. Now, more than 80 years after their debut, the glasses are still as cool as ever.

Is Ray-Ban a luxury brand? ›

Ray-Ban is an American-Italian brand of luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses created in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb. The brand is known for its Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses.

Are expensive sunglasses really better? ›

Sunglasses that are more expensive are more likely to last you longer. They should have a better design, provide better protection, have a classic design, and be durable. They won't break easily and will maintain their design and style for many years.

Is polarized worth it Ray-Ban? ›

If you want to receive the best lenses from Ray-Ban, then you need their polarized lenses. These lenses do everything. They can reduce glare from the sun, they block 99% of reflected light, and they can even enhance colors around you. They use a deep-contrasting ability in their lenses which deepens colors.


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