Facebook to release a smartwatch next year, report says

The rumored smartwatch will reportedly feature two cameras and a heart rate monitor.

Facebook is already experimenting with neural wristband technology.

of facebook Rumored Smartwatch Might debut next summer. According to a Wednesday report from The Nerdshala, citing two people familiar with the project, the social network is planning to release a smartwatch that includes two cameras for taking photos and videos, as well as health features like heart rate monitors. Will be

According to The Nerdshala, the first version of the smartwatch is expected to be released in the summer of 2022. It could reportedly cost around $400, though that price point could change. According to the report, the smartwatch will support LTE connectivity and will come in colors including white, black and gold.

Facebook declined to comment but pointed to tweets from Andrew Bosworth, vice president of AR and VR at Facebook.

“We’ve said we want AR glasses to be really useful—we’re investing in technologies across the board that will make that conversation feel more natural and intuitive,” Bosworth said in a tweet Responding to the report on Wednesday. “This includes research like EMG, haptics, adaptive interfaces that can come together in a wrist-based form factor.”

Bosworth said that “research doesn’t always lead to product development,” but said the company will share more when it’s ready.

Facebook has publicly discussed its work on a wrist-based technology that can sense neural signals and measure hand and finger gestures with haptic feedback. The company has said that it envisions this technology working together a day of facebook Upcoming AR Smart Glasses.

Earlier this year, The Information reported that Facebook was working on a smartwatch focused on messaging and health and fitness features.

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