According to a report by The Information, Facebook is developing an Android-based smartwatch. However, it is unclear whether the smartwatch will run on Google’s Wear OS. Citing people with information about the device, the report said that the smartwatch may be available for sale next year. The Facebook Smartwatch (not the official name) will be equipped with health and fitness features, which is quite common for smartwatches. But it is interesting that the smartwatch will reportedly give users the option to send messages using several Facebook services – possibly including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. It is also said to include cellular connectivity support in smartwatches. Facebook is also reportedly developing its own operating system, which could work on future launches by the company.
The Facebook smartwatch will be part of the company’s hardware ecosystem, which currently includes the Oculus virtual reality headset and a series of video calling devices called Portal. The series consists of Portal TV, Portal, Portal + and Portal Mini.
Facebook is also working on Augmented Reality Glass (Glasses) as part of its project Aria. In September 2020, the company revealed plans to introduce Ray-Ban branded eyewear.
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