Supposedly, the smart watch is being developed by Meta Platforms, reports Bloomberg.
The publication managed to obtain the image thanks to developer Steve Mozero. He found a photo of the watch in an app to control smart glasses, released by Facebook in partnership with Ray-Ban. The publication reached out to Meta for comment, but the company did not respond.
The image shows that the watch has a removable strap, a control button on the left side of the device and a curved design. Bloomberg believes that the presence of the camera means it can be used during video calls. This feature will distinguish the device from competitors - Apple and Samsung smart watches do not have a camera.
A source told Bloomberg that Facebook plans to release its watch in 2022, but the final decision on the timing of the company has not yet taken. The publication's source specified that the company is currently working on three versions of smart watches, which are designed for different release dates. According to him, the device in the photo after all may not go into mass production.
In February 2021, The Information's sources reported that Facebook was engaged in the development of a smart watch.
In June 2021, The Verge sources told The Verge that the watch will have two cameras - one for video calls built into the screen, and a primary camera for photos and videos. The cost of the device will be about $400.