Meta smartwatch (Facebook) revealed

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The big news this week has been that Facebook changed its corporate name to Meta, and now we can take a look at the Meta smartwatch.

In January they reported that Facebook was working on a watch for 2022, and in June they announced that it would have a camera. And both seem to be true.

Journalist Mark Gurman of Bloomberg tweeted an image of the alleged Facebook clock. The image comes from the Facebook application itself, found by the programmer Steve moser and apparently the watch is codenamed Milan.

And true to the reports, there is indeed a camera out front.

Presumably the camera will be for video calling through the watch itself, which is a pretty big USP given that no other smartwatch brand has tested it.

There is not much else to collect. It looks like a pretty standard smartwatch. One of the previous rumors claimed that it would come off its leash so you could take Instagram snapshots on the go, which is possible… but unlikely.

The smartwatch would join AR glasses from the Project Aria company and the Oculus division, all of which will target the new Meta brand.

The rebrand is definitely not because the Facebook brand has become terribly toxic, but rather because it plans to build a new virtual reality internet called the Metaverse.

And a “smart watch” appeared on the metaverse demonstration, where it was used to summon contacts in the Messenger app, while Zuckerberg and the gang were playing cards. So while the next watch may be a standard smartwatch game, we may have a clue as to how Meta / Facebook views smartwatches in the future.

In terms of timing, previous rumors indicated that the company was working on a Gen 1 project running on Android and a follow-up to 2023 with its own operating system and platform. We’re not sure where the Meta Milan smartwatch falls from, but we assume we won’t see it anytime soon.

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