There are rumours that Facebook is developing a clone version of the popular voice-based app Clubhouse and now, The Information has reported that Facebook is also entering into the world of Smartwatches.

The report puts forward that Facebook is making a Smartwatch with emphasis on Messaging and Fitness which might be called the ‘Facebook Watch’. Facebook is not a new name in the world of smart devices. It has already launched a VR headset under its subsidiary Oculus VR.

With the help of Facebook Smartwatch, users will be able to communicate with their friends on platforms like WhatsApp and Messenger. As per reports, the smartwatch will come with Cellular connectivity support so you don’t have to barge into your phone every time. This also means that Facebook is going to revamp social media apps for the tiny Wearable screens.

Facebook is working on a smartwatch with emphasis on messaging, fitness
Facebook is working on a smartwatch with emphasis on messaging, fitness

The report points out that the smartwatch will run on an open-source version of Google’s Android. However, Facebook is also working on its own operating system which could possibly debut in 2023 along with the second generation of this smartwatch. In 2023, as per reports, Facebook will also launch an AR Glass.

It seems apart from messaging, Facebook is focusing on health features. We can expect features like extensive workout plans, workout tracking, trainer interaction, etc. in the smartwatch. Going by the trend, we can also expect other features like Blood Oxygen (SpO2) Heart rate monitoring (PPG), and Stress monitoring.

Whether Facebook’s version of the smartwatch will capture a decent market or not solely depends upon its price tag. If Facebook can aggressively price the product around $399, it might be able to compete with the likes of Apple Watch 6. The report suggests, Facebook’s smartwatch will go on sale in 2022.


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