We’ve heard rumors that Facebook’s first smartwatch will be released in 2022. That’s a big window, and we haven’t figured out how to narrow it down yet.
According to one source, Facebook aims to release a second-generation version in 2023, making this a yearly product.
However, that’s a long way off, and the facts may alter depending on how the first gadget is accepted, so take that information with a grain of salt.
According to a separate rumor, the wearable might cost roughly $400, which converts to around £280 or AU$520; however, this is only a rough estimate, and the final price could be significantly more.
So far, we’ve heard two major rumors regarding the Facebook smartwatch, each of which paints a very different picture of the device’s functionality and design.
According to the initial reports, Facebook’s first watch will be a health-focused wearable as well as a communications device, featuring a slew of health features, compatibility with Peloton bikes, and access to Facebook’s suite of apps, including Messenger.
According to the second rumor, the watch would contain a front-facing camera as well as a detachable display with a second camera that captures in 1080p, allowing it to be used as an action cam.
The watch will also contain a heart rate monitor, according to this rumor.
Certain elements, such as the watch’s release date in 2022 and the fact that it would feature LTE connectivity, are shared by both stories.
With time, we’ll probably hear more about the Facebook watch, especially around 2022.