This is What Facebook's Upcoming Smart Watch Looks Like

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has been working on a smart watch designed to compete with the Apple Watch since early this year, and now Bloomberg has obtained pictures of the device.

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The smart watch has a design that's not too far off from the Apple Watch, but it is wider and rounder with more curved edges. There is a camera at the bottom of the display, along with a control button on the right side.

According to Bloomberg, the watch features a detachable wrist strap and a button at the top of the case. Prior rumors have suggested the watch will have a detachable display with two built-in cameras for taking pictures and videos to share to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

A camera on the front of the display will be used for video calls, while a secondary camera on the back can be used for capturing photos when the body is detached from the stainless steel watch frame.

The device will offer a cellular connection that does not require a smartphone, and wearers will be able to send messages with services like Messenger and WhatsApp. It is also expected to have built-in health tracking features like a heart rate monitor.

Meta, which operates social networking site Facebook, already sells Oculus virtual reality headsets and the Facebook Portal video calling devices, but the smart watch will be its first wearable. Meta is planning to launch the watch as early as 2022, but there is no solidified timeline for release as of yet and plans could still change. If the device does debut in 2022, it will compete with the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8.

Tags: Facebook, Meta

Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
12 months ago
Meta on my wrist? HARD PASS.
Score: 99 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
12 months ago
Meta reading your blood pressure and meta sending it to your insuruance company and you not meta, really, paying higher health ins. costs because of it.
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jwsf28 Avatar
12 months ago
Features include: Whispering sweet conspiracy theories into your ear every night while tracking your sleep, forwarding contentious memes to relatives around the holidays, and helps delegitimize elections while you track your workouts!
Score: 64 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BradWI Avatar
12 months ago
They couldn't pay me to wear that.
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacDevil7334 Avatar
12 months ago
The detachable design is an interesting idea. Unfortunately Facebook is so untrustworthy that I would never consider buying this or any other piece of hardware they make.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
12 months ago
That's a NOPE from me
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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