By: Aryaman Bhatia, Science and Tech Editor, The Pawprint
A picture released online claims to depict a wristwatch being developed by Facebook Inc., now known as Meta Platforms Inc. – presumably to compete with the Apple Watch. The watch in the image, which was discovered inside the Facebook View iPhone app, has a front-facing camera and a circular screen.
It looks to have a front-facing camera at the bottom of the display, with a control button on the right-hand side of the watch’s face. Steve Moser, an app developer, discovered the photograph and shared it with The Sun.
When approached by The Sun, a Meta spokeswoman declined to comment. Bloomberg reports that the image was discovered in the company’s software for managing its new smart eyewear. In partnership with Ray-Ban.
The huge display on the watch is comparable to the one seen on the Apple Watch. Other market watchers, such as Google’s Fitbit and Garmin’s sports-focused offerings, sometimes have smaller, more basic screens.
However, Apple’s gadget lacks a camera, which some speculate might make Meta’s rumored watch stand out in the market. Meta’s watch, like the Apple Watch, may have a heart-rate monitor, according to The Verge. Meta is apparently intending to release its watch in early 2022, although no specific date has been chosen.
The picture is said to be the first proof that the corporation is working on a watch, however, the design itself may never see the light of day.