Meta has binned the evolution of its health and messaging-focused smartwatch, a swift response to the company’s objective to promptly compete with the Apple Watch. Employees working on the stream revealed that Meta scraps development of a smartwatch project that would not trigger the beginning of the process as part of a cost-cutting crack involving systematic changes in the firm.
Moreover, a conversation is set to happen on the ground to further dedicate the team to building augmented reality glasses, according to chief technology officer Andrew Bosworth. The speculation about Meta’s smartwatch project started in February 2021; it has been rumored that the device would come with a detachable display alongside two built-in cameras for clicking pictures and videos to share on social media.
Further, the smartwatch that Meta should have brought into the market had a well-nigh thought; unlike existing smartwatches, the team intended to bring cellular connections into the watch as it can be controlled without demanding a tethered smartphone alongside running a version of Google’s Android software.
The company also planned to work with other firms to take the chance to create accessories that would allow the detachable display to be embedded in backpacks. The sad end of its smartwatch also paves the way to unbolt the world of vast to its portal development. First debuted in 2018, the portal was an intelligent display featuring video calling capabilities using Meta-owned services like WhatsApp and Facebook.