Facebook will launch a smartwatch that has dual cameras and makes users more engaged on the social network.
Facebook is taking a new approach with plans to launch its first smartwatch. Although it has not been publicly confirmed, it is known that this device will debut in the first quarter of 2021.
Reporting from The Verge (June 10), the Facebook Watch will carry a screen with two cameras that can be removed from the wrist. Captured images and videos can be shared across the entire suite of Facebook applications, including Instagram.
One of the cameras will appear on the front of the screen, perfect for selfies or video calls. At the same time, the other camera will be pinned on the other side of the watch, precisely towards the wrist. So, it can only be used when it is removed from the strap.
The smartwatch is expected to feature a heart rate monitor and fitness tracking sensor. Facebook is also said to be reaching out to mobile data carriers in the US for the potential to include 4G LTE data in these watches. Thus, requiring the user to have a data plan for the smartwatch unless a dedicated version of WiFi is also available.
As a social networking company, the upcoming smartwatch is rumored to be focusing on social media. According to sources, Facebook’s watch will likely focus on ways to keep users engaged in the Facebook social network as much as possible, with a camera that can be accessed as much as possible at all times.
With Samsung and Google recently announcing their collaboration for the new WearOS software, Facebook Watch could also be on the list to adopt it.