Facebook is about to launch its own rival to Apple Watch – the company is working on smartwatches with a focus on “health and messaging”. This was reported by The Information website with reference to “informed” sources.
Facebook plans to start selling watches in 2022. The watch will allow you to send messages through Facebook services with close integration with the messenger Facebook Messenger, and also has a set of functions for health and fitness. The watch will be able to connect to services or devices for health and fitness, such as the platform and smart exercise equipment from Peloton Interactive.
It is noted that the watch will be able to work without connecting to a smartphone and will receive cellular support. The software platform will be an open-source version of Android. In the future, there are plans to develop its own software platform for wearable devices. The second generation of watches will launch in 2023.
As for the price, The Information notes that Facebook is going to sell the watch for around $200.