Facebook is building an Android-based smartwatch

Facebook continues to expand its hardware aspirations. According to a report by information, The company is actively working on smartwatches, offering a general array of fitness, messaging and notification features. It should be very surprising to see Facebook trying to buy before Fitbit. Google snatched it.

Reportedly, the device is expected to be launched by 2023 next year, with a second version to be launched. The first version will run an open source version of Android, which looks like it’s not running the traditional Google-centric OS Wear, but some kind of fork. The report also notes that the social network is concurrently operating on its hardware operating system, so it is possible that the device may run in a second iteration.

The tracker will clearly emphasize health and fitness facilities, and it is expected to be able to connect with the services and upset the fitness companies – Payleton has been mentioned as a possible option.

Being Facebook, the device is expected to bring a variety of social features, including the ability for people to track workouts with friends or chat with a trainer, as well as some sort of quick messaging capability.

The report also suggests that future versions will be able to control Facebook’s planned Augmented reality glasses, Which is not expected to be launched until 2023. Social network bought CTRL-Lab In 2019, a company created an armband that interprets your brain’s signals to control devices. Facebook clearly hopes to incorporate that technology into future smartwatches to control its AR headset.

Although it is not yet estimated for its price, Facebook apparently plans to “sell the watch near the cost to build it,” as it does for Oculus Quest. I expect it to suit other high-end trackers and smartwatches. For example, the Fitbit Sense costs $ 280, while the Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $ 400.

As always with these leaks and rumors, don’t get your hopes up too much (assuming you’re one of the few people who are ‘hoping’ for a Facebook smartwatch); Information Note The clock can still be pushed back or removed completely.

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Published February 13, 2021 – 06:16 UTC