You may own an Apple Watch now, but come 2022, you could be owning a Facebook watch.
Facebook could release its first connected watch in 2022, according to The Information, in a report picked up by many specialised media. The idea would be to offer a wearable watch focused on messaging and health, while collecting even more personal data in the process.
After its range of virtual reality helmets (Oculus) and intelligent screens (Portal), Facebook is working on its version of the hottest connected object of the moment: the watch. According to people close to the project cited by The Information, this watch would run on Android (Wear OS), even if that Facebook is it is also possible that Facebook is working on its own operating system for connected objects. In any case, the watch would allow the user to send messages via Messenger but would also offer a whole bunch of personalized services related to health.
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What is certain, however, is that Facebook is working on several connected eyewear projects. The first one is centered around a partnership with Ray-Ban and should lead to the release of a first model this year. Another project, more ambitious, concerns augmented reality glasses with the code name Aria.