Facebook has plans to launch its first smartwatch next year. The device will reportedly come with a display and two detachable cameras. The cameras can be used to take pictures and record videos, which can be shared across Facebook and Instagram.
The front camera will mainly function for video calling, while the 1080p back camera can be used for capturing footage when detached from the steel frame on the wrist.
Facebook is also reportedly working with other companies to build accessories to support attachment of the back camera of the watch to things like backpacks. In addition to that, the company is collaborating with some of the top wireless carriers in the US to support LTE connectivity in the device. With this feature, the device won’t need to be paired with a phone to work.
The colors that the watch is expected to be available in include white, black, and gold. The rough estimate of its price is $400.
The main selling feature of Facebook’s smartwatch is offering ways to use the watch the same way smartphones are used nowadays. The device is the company’s first attempt at creating wearable hardware. Not just that, but Facebook is also determined to make its smartwatch the key input device for its future AR glasses.
The watch is expected to come out as soon as the summer of next year and the company is, reportedly, already working on the future versions of the device.