Image in Facebook app may show Meta’s upcoming Apple Watch rival

By | November 1, 2021


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Facebook just won’t stay idle. After announcing on Thursday that Facebook’s parent company will be changing its name to Meta, it seems the tech giant may be planning another big move that it hasn’t even mentioned yet. An image spotted on one of its apps suggests that the company is working on a smartwatch to compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy watches.

As reported by Bloomberg last night, an app developer named Steve Moser spotted an image of a smartwatch on Facebook View, an app for controlling the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. The publication described the picture as showing a smartwatch with rounded corners, a button on the side, and a white band that is reportedly detachable. Meta has not commented on the report.

We've heard rumors of a Facebook smartwatch before.

We’ve heard rumors of a Facebook smartwatch before. (credit: Facebook via Bloomberg)

On the watch’s face is a notch for an integrated camera, which could allow support for video calls. This would be a standout feature, as Apple and Samsung smartwatches don’t have cameras. In June, The Verge said we will see a Facebook smartwatch with two cameras—one on the front for video calls and one on the back for taking photos and video.

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