Tech giant Facebook could launch its first smartwatch in the market soon. The social networking giant is gearing up to unveil its smartwatch with dual cameras and heart rate monitor by next summer.

According to The Verge report, the upcoming device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook's suite of apps, including Instagram.

The Facebook smartwatch will have a display that has two cameras. It will be detachable from the wrist so users can take pictures and videos with it, and share them on Facebook apps including Instagram from the smartwatch. A camera on the front of the watch display exists primarily for video calling, while a 1080p, auto-focus camera on the back can be used for capturing footage when detached from the stainless steel frame on the wrist.

Facebook is tapping other companies to create accessories for attaching the camera hub to things like backpacks, according to two people privy with the project, both of whom requested anonymity to speak without Facebook's permission.

The idea is to encourage owners of the watch to use it in ways that smartphones are used now. It's part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plan to build more consumer devices that circumvent Apple and Google, the two dominant mobile phone platform creators.

Facebook is working with the top wireless carriers in the US to support LTE connectivity in the watch, meaning it won't need to be paired with a phone to work, and sell it in their stores, the people familiar with the matter said.

Colors - The smartwatch will come in white, black, and gold.

In future versions of the watch, Facebook is planning for it to serve as a key input device for its planned augmented reality glasses. The company plans to use technology it acquired from CTRL-labs, a US-based startup that has demonstrated armbands capable of controlling a computer through wrist movements.

Launch - Facebook aiming to release the first version of the watch in the summer of 2022 and is already working on second and third generations for subsequent years.

About the cost of upcoming smartwatch, The Verge report said that the smartwatch could be priced around US$400 (Rs 29,000 roughly). However, nothing has been officially confirmed so far.


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