Rumor: Facebook Smartwatch Will Release Next Year

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Facebook is reportedly developing a smartwatch. Although this has not received direct confirmation from Facebook, this smartwatch is rumored to be released in the summer of next year. According to a report by The Verge, Facebook’s smartwatch will have a dual-camera display, health, and messaging features. The front camera can be used for video calls. While the rear camera can be used to take photos and videos when removed from the watch case. The rear camera will have a resolution of 1080p. The frame is made of stainless steel with a choice of black, white, or gold colors.

Facebook and Third-Party Companies

Two sources familiar with the project say Facebook is eyeing third-party companies. It aims to make accessories for the rear camera of the watch. That way, users can stick the camera in another place. Facebook intends to sell this smartwatch for $400. However, there is a possibility that the price will eventually change.

Facebook is approaching operators in the United States. So, this smartwatch will likely support 4G or 5G. So it can be used without the need to connect to a cellphone. This smartwatch was developed as part of a plan by Mark Zuckerberg to move away from Apple and Google which increasingly prioritizes user privacy. With this watch, Facebook can collect more user data without being bound by Apple and Google rules.

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However, it looks like Facebook will still be in touch with Google because this smartwatch will use a custom version of Android. This watch will also rely on applications that already exist on the Google platform. Facebook seems quite confident with this gadget because it has started to develop the second and third generations. In the future, the watch is planned to be used as an input device for augmented reality glasses that Facebook is developing.

In his tweet, Facebook’s VP of Reality Labs, Andrew Bosworth, did not confirm but did not deny, this news. “We said we wanted AR glasses to be really useful. We invest in technology that will make those interactions feel more natural and intuitive. “This includes research such as EMG, haptics, adaptive interfaces that can be present in wrist-based form factors,” said Bosworth on Twitter.

 

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