Facebook – one of the most used social platforms is about to enter the gadgets market. They are planning to launch a smartwatch featuring two cameras, a heart rate sensor, and other smart features that will hopefully launch in next summer.
They haven’t announced publicly but they have plans to approach its first smartwatch. Reports suggest that it is coming with two cameras which will allow the users to capture photos and videos without using their smartphone. The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram.
The Verge disclosed its features. It has a camera on the front of the watch display that exists primarily for video calling, while a 1080p, auto-focus camera on the back can be used for capturing footage when detached from the stainless steel frame on the wrist.
Facebook is tapping other companies to create accessories for attaching the camera hub to things like backpacks, according to two people familiar with the project, both of whom requested anonymity to speak without Facebook’s permission.
The idea is to encourage owners of the watch to use it in ways that smartphones are used now. It’s part of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to build more consumer devices that circumvent Apple and Google, the two dominant mobile phone platform creators that largely control Facebook’s ability to reach people.
Two bloody cameras in a smartwatch, how cool, right! We have seen diverse smartwatches from multiple brands. From budget segments to flagship smartwatches launched by Tech Giants. we haven’t seen or heard anything like this. Obviously, this sounds like a revolutionary tech gadget industry.
Facebook CEO looks optimistic about Facebook’s future gadgets. They have also planned to launch Augmented Reality Glasses. He thinks that the iterations of the watch will act as a primary input device for Facebook’s planned augmented reality glasses, which Zuckerberg believes will one day be as common as smartphones.
The business intends to leverage the technology it bought from CTRL-labs, a business that has developed armbands that can operate a computer via wrist motions. We can expect anything from Facebook. As reported by Startup Packs, Facebook Research Labs are in the works to launch special bands that will allow you to use computers with your brain via wristbands.
Keeping in mind, Facebook’s track record related to hardware is quite shitty. In 2013, their collaboration with HTC for a phone that became a massive flop in tech gadget history. And, Facebook hasn’t revealed sales figures for its Oculus VR headsets or Portal home video chat gadget yet.
The company had plans to buy Fitbit in 2019, which then was acquired by Google. Since then, Facebook has spent Billions of dollars to launch their own smartwatch and they are trying their best. They even have hundreds of people working on the effort. Let’s wait and see what they are cooking.