Facebook plans to launch first smartwatch with two cameras

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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The American social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to launch its first smartwatch that will feature two cameras.

According to the reports, “One of the two cameras will be mounted at the front that is supposedly meant for video calling while the other one is meant for capturing footage after being detached from the stainless steel frame.” After taking the footage, it can be shared directly to Facebook, Instagram, and so on.

A per the media reports, the tech giant is intending to launch the alleged smartwatch next year but hasn’t confirmed it yet. Further, the company has stated the smartwatch will have many other unknown features along with two cameras.

The smartwatch is expected to be available in three colors such as black, gold, and white. The smartwatch is anticipated to include a heart rate monitor as it is intended to be marketed as a fitness item. The awaiting smartwatch may cost approximately $400, as per the sources.

According to the company spokesperson, the social media giant is collaborating with other firms to develop accessories for the camera hub. Facebook is also planning to partner with network carriers in the US so that the upcoming smartwatch can support LTE connectivity and won’t be required to be paired to a smartwatch to function.

For future versions of the smartwatch, Facebook is intending it to play a key role in its AR glasses. The social media giant aims to utilize the technology it gained after acquiring CTRL-labs. Facebook is planning a collaboration with Ray-Ban to make its AR spectacles a reality.

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