News on October 29, Beijing time. According to reports, have you heard of Meta Platforms Inc.? It was previously called Facebook Inc. Yes, Facebook has changed its name!The latest news shows that Meta is developing a smart watch, which has a camera on the front of the watch and is equipped with a circular screen.
In MetaiPhoneA picture appears in the application. The watch in the picture is the watch under development. The front camera of the watch and we are smartcell phoneThe camera is similar to the one seen on it, it is placed at the bottom of the display, and there is a control button on the right side of the watch.
Facebook has worked with Ray-Ban to develop smart glasses and developed a control app for the glasses. The picture comes from the app. A Meta News spokesperson declined to comment.
The watch is equipped with a detachable strap, and the display is somewhat similar to the Apple Watch. The camera hints that the user may be able to use the watch to participate in a video conference. Apple Watch does not have a camera,SamsungThere is no watch either.
According to insiders, according to the plan, Facebook may launch the watch as soon as 2022, but the time has not been completely determined and may be postponed. Insiders also said that Facebook is developing a total of three generations of products, they will be launched in different time periods. The watch shown in the picture may also be a version that will not be released, but it can prove that Meta is indeed developing a watch.
The picture comes from a glasses application called Facebook View. It is inferred from this that users may be able to manage their watches through the Facebook View application on their iPhone or Android devices. The internal code of the software implies that the nickname of the watch may be “Milan”. The watch can take photos and videos, and download photos and videos to the mobile phone.
Meta is currently selling VR headsets and Portal video chat devices. In the future, smart watches may become one of the most important hardware products in the Meta family. On Thursday, Meta reported that the company is developing a high-end helmet that will mix VR and AR. Meta also said that future watches can be input devices or accessories for helmets.
If Meta really launches a watch next year, it will be with the next generationAppleEquipment competition. Apple has planned three new Apple Watches for 2022. Because of the launch of the watch, the competition between Meta and Apple will become more intense. As soon as next year, Apple may also launch its own MR helmet, which may compete with the upcoming high-end Meta helmet.