Facebook is no longer just a social media platform, it is making strides in all areas of the technology market. The company acquired Oculus VR in 2014 and released the portal brand of smart displays and videophones in 2018. Now Facebook could be an intelligent accessory to your wrist, too.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed Apple to be one of the company’s biggest competitors, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that a source via the information claim that Facebook is creating its own rival product to apple watch.
Facebook team is planning on having its watch released as soon as possible next year, which suggests that development is already underway. The Facebook smartwatch will focus primarily on messaging features interspersed with Facebook messenger.
The Facebook smartwatch will also enable a cellular connection of its own, so you won’t need to carry your smartphones around to receive or send messages.
In other to compete with Apple Watch, the Facebook watch should have some health-focused functionality as well. There doesn’t seem to be much information on this only that it will reportedly include integration with popular fitness platforms