- Facebook is working on its smartwatch. Now the first picture and the first information about the smartwatch from “Bloomberg” chest.
- The company recently rebranded itself as “Meta”. According to the photo, the “Meta Watch” has a camera.
- Meta is also planning an attack on the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch. Tensions have long existed between the two giants.
Facebook has a new name. The Meta umbrella brand will be available in the future via services like Facebook or Instagram, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday. With the new name, Zuckerberg wants to direct the focus to the new virtual world “Metaverse”, where he sees the future of digital communications as well as the future of his company. The billionaire wants to continue competing with other big players like Apple and is working on his smartwatch, among other things. The first picture of “Meta Watch” is now on the American news site “Bloomberg” chest.
The rounded corners in the photo instantly remind you of the Apple Watch. The control button can also be seen on the right side of the image. However, the most interesting detail is on the bottom of the watch. It looks like a camera is installed there. This will be a real unique selling point compared to the competition’s smartwatch products. Video recordings are not yet possible with other watches. Mita herself has not yet commented on the photo.
The US company’s plan was to sell its first indoor smartwatches in 2022. However, Bloomberg spoke to company insiders who believe there is still a lot to be done about the rough schedule. Accordingly, Meta is working on three versions of the smartwatch, which will be presented at different times. So the version that can be seen in the photo can also be a prototype that will never go on sale like this.
Tensions between Apple and Facebook are on the rise
After renaming the company, the company also plans to expand its product portfolio. According to the 37-year-old Facebook founder’s presentation, the physical and digital worlds must come together in the “Metaverse”. On the other hand, Zuckerberg relies on virtual reality (VR), where users can immerse themselves in digital worlds with special glasses on their heads. VR Oculus also belongs to the Facebook group. The Facebook founder also sees so-called augmented reality (AR) as a “metaverse” component, in which digital content is projected into the viewer’s real environment on displays or with the help of viewing glasses. An area where rival Apple also wants to invest more in the future.
The smartwatch is likely to be controlled by Apple and Android devices using an app. The captured photos and videos can then be saved directly to the devices. Apple is also planning next year with the Apple Watch Series 8, its in-house smartwatch lineup, to expand its latest release. A sensor that measures body temperature should also be included. Tensions between companies, which are already ongoing, will continue to increase in the future.