According to information from The Verge, Facebook wants to launch a smartwatch in 2022 that can also record videos and photos and share them directly on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook has not yet publicly confirmed the launch of its own smartwatch. But the Tech Publisher The Verge gibt anthat we now have new information about a release of the gadget in summer 2022. Accordingly, Facebook will then present a multifunctional smartwatch that is likely to compete with the products of Apple and Google. The watch should contain two cameras to cover a wide variety of functions.
Video calls via smartwatch and video recording with the detachable second camera
In order for Facebook to be able to assert itself against the competition – especially the Apple Watch – with a smartwatch, the device would have to provide users with exciting functions. While it’s not yet clear what the Watch Facebooks should look like, Alex Heath at The Verge explains what it is likely to be able to do. So the device has two cameras. One on the front is intended as a display and, for example, for video calls or live streams. A second camera, which can be removed from the steel bracket of the watch, should invite you to take photos and record videos. The images and clips recorded with it can be accessed directly via Facebook or Instagram – possibly also WhatsApp and Messenger – share.
Company-related sources have also informed the publisher that Facebook is discussing with third-party companies about integrating the camera hub inherent in the smartwatch into backpacks or the like, provided that suitable mounting modules are developed.
Follow-up versions of the first smartwatch are already being planned
According to Alex Heath, Facebook plans to bring out a second and third generation in the years that follow the launch of the first version of the smartwatch. In the future, the smartwatch, if it comes on the market, could also serve as a complementary product to the AR glasses planned by Facebook. An adapted variant of the open source option would presumably be used as the operating system for the watch Android serve on all google Apps based.
According to The Verge, the price for the 2022 model could be around $ 400. However, it is still unclear whether Facebook’s Smartwatch will actually come. A confirmation from the company has so far not been received. However, the launch would be another foray into the hardware market by the megaplayer. Although Facebook offers hardware with Oculus VR products and, for example, the video communication device Portal, it is not one of the most successful products on the market. And the HTC First, developed by HTC and published under the unofficial name Facebook Phone turned out to be a huge flop. With significantly more expertise and acquired tech companies behind it, Facebook would like to positively surprise the hardware market with its smartwatches.