Facebook's first-ever smartwatch might drop next summer

Mashable 09 Jun 2021 09:07
Who asked for this, though?
Who asked for this, though?
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Back in February, a report surfaced detailing Facebook's plans to build a smartwatch with its own messaging services, as well as health and fitness tracking. Now, according to The Verge, we could see the new device revealed as early as next summer.

The social media giant has yet to directly comment on whether or not it actually has a smartwatch in the works. But it's fairly easy to piece together what it might look like based solely off of reported features.

Facebook's purported smartwatch is rumored to include a heart-rate monitor and two cameras — a front-facing lens for video calls and a detachable, rear 1080p camera — housed in a stainless steel case that comes in either black, white, or gold. 

As The Verge points out, Facebook employees have apparently discussed a $400 price point for the smartwatch. However, it's possible the price might change.

Two sources close to the project claim that Facebook is planning on working with third-party companies to create accessories for the watch's rear camera. That way, users will be able to attach it to something like a backpack. 

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