According to a photograph of the device spotted inside one of the internet giant’s iPhone apps. Meta Platforms, the firm formerly known as Facebook, is working on a smartwatch with a front-facing camera and rounded screen.
The image depicts a watch with a slightly curved screen and casing at the edges. The front-facing camera is located at the bottom of the display. Similar to what you’d see on a smartphone, and there’s a control button for the watch on the right side.
The image was discover in the company’s programme for operating its new smart glasses. Which were release in collaboration with Ray-Ban. Steve Moser, an app developer, discovered the image and shared it with Bloomberg News. A spokesperson for Meta declined to comment.
The watch includes a detachable wrist strap and a button on the top of the case that seems to be a button. Instead of the more simple fitness trackers sold by Google’s Fitbit and Garmin, it has a huge display that resembles Apple’s watch. The camera indicates that the device would most likely be use for video conferencing, which would make Meta’s device unique. Apple’s smartwatch, like rival offerings from firms like Samsung, lacks a camera.
Facebook had plan to introduce its first watch as early as 2022: Sources
According to a source familiar with the situation, Facebook had plan to introduce its first watch as early as 2022. But a final decision on the date has yet to be made, and the debut could be delay. According to the source, the corporation is working on three generations of the device, each with a separate release date. The item shown in the image could be a prototype that will never be launch, but it is the first indication of the company’s involvement in the project.
The Verge previously reported on Facebook’s watch plans, speculating that the gadgets could contain a heart-rate sensor.
The existence of the image in the Facebook View glasses app could signal that the watch will be control by that app. The watch might be dub “Milan” according to code found in the firmware. The code also shows that the camera will be able to take photos and videos, as well as download them to a phone.