October 1, 2022
Meta has reportedly stopped working on its first smartwatch with dual cameras- BPN TODAY

Meta has reportedly stopped working on its first smartwatch with dual cameras

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meta smartwatch with dual cameras may not hit the market anytime soon.
  • Meta has reportedly stopped working on the watch with cameras.
  • The watch was designed to include features including activity tracking, music playback and messaging.

Meta was rumoured to be working on its first smartwatch. They seemed smarter than most high-end watches available on the market currently because they were speculated to feature dual cameras and that is a first in a smartwatch universe. However, Meta has now decided to halt the development of smartwatches with two cameras. The smartwatch was codenamed Milan and was rumored to be launched in 2023.

As per a Bloomberg report, Meta had been working on the smartwatch for two years. The watch was designed to include features including activity tracking, music playback and messaging. Apart from the usual smartwatch features, there were strong rumours that the smartwatch will sport two cameras. A prototype of the rumoured smartwatch gave rise to all the speculations about the presence of cameras in the watch. One camera was placed below the display and the other was on the rear of the wearer’s wrist.

The purpose of the second camera was to let users detach the watch from the straps and use it for taking features. Whereas the camera on the front was for video calling purposes.However, the report states that the other sensors were being affected due to the presence of cameras. It caused issues with another feature that translated nerve signals from the wrist into digital commands, a source close to Meta told Bloomberg.

The smartwatch would be an interesting addition to the premium smartwatch market. Previously, reports had stated that Facebook smartwatch would not require a connection with a smartphone to function.

The social media giant had roped in a top US carrier to support LTE connectivity. The report hinted that the watch will be available in white, black, and gold colour options.

Facebook was speculated to launch the first generation of the smartwatch in 2022, followed by the second and third generations. About the pricing of the watch, sources told The Verge that the smartwatch could be priced around $400

 
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