December 1, 2021

Facebook working on a smartwatch, might connect with augmented reality glasses

Facebook working on a smartwatch, might connect with augmented reality glasses

Popular social network platform, Facebook is working on a smartwatch that might one day connect with augmented reality glasses being developed.

The leading social network confirmed that Facebook Reality Labs is investing in ways to make AR glasses more useful, unit head Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said in a tweet responding to a Verge report that the social network is aiming to unveil a smartwatch next year.

Smartwatch features will include cameras, and it will integrate with Facebook apps such as image-centric social network Instagram, according to the Verge.

“We’ve said we want AR glasses to be truly useful — we’re investing in technologies across the board that will make that interaction feel more natural and intuitive,” Bosworth tweeted.

“We’ll share more when we’re ready,” Bosworth said.

“And just like with our glasses work, we will consult third party experts to help us get these right.”

Facebook went public a while ago with plans for a launch this year of smart glasses which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica.