Earlier this year, reports suggested that social media giant Facebook might be in the process of developing a smartwatch for launch in 2022. A report from The Verge now claims that the company’s hardware offering will sport two cameras and can be detached from the wrist for taking photos directly shareable to Facebook-owned platforms. Here’s all about Facebook’s first attempt at a wrist-worn wearable.
Facebook smartwatch features
Facebook is reportedly working on a new smartwatch. A report claims that this smartwatch will have two camera sensors for taking photos. The smartwatch is not officially confirmed yet but The Verge claims that it is slated for a Summer 2022 release.
The report also reveals some key details of the upcoming smartwatch from the social media giant. It will have two camera sensors on the display, which can be detached to click photos and videos. Users can share it across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram.
The 1080p camera on the front of the watch display primarily exists for video calls. There will also be an auto-focus camera on the back to capture footage when detached from the stainless steel frame. It will also feature a heart rate monitoring system, just like most smartwatches out there.
According to the report, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned company is tapping other companies to create accessories for attaching the camera hub to things like backpacks. It is reportedly working on the second and third-generation version of the smartwatch as well. The company is also working with some of the top US wireless carriers for LTE connectivity support.
Facebook smartwatch pricing
As far as the pricing is concerned, sources have told The Verge that the smartwatch could be priced around $400 (Rs 29,000 roughly). However, nothing has been confirmed so far. Facebook is yet to decide a name for the smartwatch. The watch will come in three colour options – white, black, and gold.
Previously, The Information reported that Facebook was building a smartwatch with health and messaging features. It will run a custom version of Google’s Android OS. The company plans to lean on its suite of apps and external partnerships to create compelling experiences for the watch, the report further stated.