Facebook set to launch smartwatch next year
10 June 2021, 03:46 pm
Facebook on Wednesday announced that they are working to develop a smartwatch that might one day connect with the augmented reality glasses being developed by the social media giant.
Facebook ‘Reality Labs’ is investing in ways to make AR glasses more useful, unit head Andrew Bosworth said in a tweet responding to a Verge report that the social network is aiming to unveil a smartwatch next year.
According to The Verge, the smartwatch feature will add cameras, and it will integrate with Facebook apps such as image-centric social network Instagram.
Bosworth tweeted, “We’ve said we want AR glasses to be truly useful, we’re investing in technologies across the board that will make that interaction feel more natural and intuitive.”
Facebook went public a while ago with plans for a launch this year of smart glasses which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica.