August 10, 2022
Facebook’s upcoming smartwatch may have dual cameras, heart rate monitor: Report

Facebook is reportedly planning to introduce its first smartwatch that will have dual cameras. Of the two cameras, one will be mounted on the front which is meant for video calling, while the other is for capturing footage after being detached from the stainless steel frame. The footage can then be posted directly to any of Facebook’s apps, including Instagram. A report earlier this year indicated that the social media giant may be developing an Android-based smartwatch.

a report good Facebook intends to launch the alleged smartwatch next year, as stated by The Verge, but has yet to confirm it. As mentioned, the smartwatch will have two cameras in addition to a display with unknown specifications. According to two anonymous employees, the social media giant is reportedly partnering with other companies to make accessories for the Camera Hub.

Facebook is also planning to partner with network carriers in the US so that the upcoming smartwatch can support LTE connectivity and doesn’t need to be paired with a smartwatch to work. As per the publication, the smartwatch will reportedly come in Black, Gold and White color options. The smartwatch is also claimed to have a heart rate monitor as it is expected to be marketed as a fitness device.

For future versions of smartwatches, Facebook intends to play a significant role in its AR glasses. The social media giant intends to use the technology acquired after acquiring CTRL-Lab. Facebook is planning to partner with Ray-Ban to turn its dream of AR glasses into reality.

Furthermore, Facebook is reportedly planning to release the smartwatch in 2022 and has started development of its second and third generations for the subsequent years. The company’s unnamed employees have indicated that the smartwatch could cost around $400 (roughly Rs. 29,000).

An earlier report suggests that Facebook intends to develop an Android-based smartwatch, but it is unclear whether the smartwatch will run Wear OS.

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