If you think Facebook is content to dominate the world of social media, we all know that is probably not true. Owner Mark Zuckerberg has been researching the hardware game, and while their record so far hasn’t been great, reports say they plan to release their first smartwatch in the summer of 2022. Which is supposed to make it unique above all others. smart watches on the market is that it will have two cameras that can be disassembled to take pictures and videos.
According to The Verge, the goal of this Facebook smartwatch is for owners to use it as they would their smartphones. It will have a camera on the front of the screen so you can use it for video calls. There is a 1080p autofocus camera on the back that can also be removed from the stainless steel frame of the handheld device. They are also turning to partners to create accessories that can be attached to the camera hub on things like backpacks, bags, etc.
They are also reportedly working with major US wireless carriers so you can have LTE connectivity. This means that it does not need to be connected to a smartphone for it to work. The smartwatch will come in three colors: white, black, and gold. Facebook is also looking at future versions of the device, as it will one day be a key input device for other hardware they plan to release eventually, which is augmented reality glasses.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has dabbled in hardware, of course, but it’s the first smartwatch to launch. There was that failed smartphone with HTC in 2013 that didn’t really take off. They currently have the Oculus VR headset and Portal video chat device, but they haven’t really released numbers so we don’t know if they are successful or not. They tried to acquire Fitbit for a time to start developing wearable devices, but Google beat them at that game.
While there is no official confirmation on this alleged smartwatch, it will not be a surprise when it is announced. Sources say they are aiming to launch this in the summer of 2022, so we will know more in the coming months.