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Meta has apparently scrapped Facebook smartwatch

Meta no longer just stands for the social network Facebook. Not least in the course of building up the eponymous Metaverse, the big tech company has long been working on suitable hardware. For example, Meta is planning various VR and AR glasses to help with immersion in the Metaverse. But it has also been speculated that Facebook itself is planning a smartwatch. Those plans have now apparently vanished into thin air, according to a report by news portal Bloomberg. One reason for this could be that Meta itself is said to be working on suitable wearables.

The Milan crashes

The Facebook smartwatch was named “Milan” and was actually supposed to go on sale next year. Accordingly, we can assume that the wearable should have been in an advanced stage of development. It is said to have cost almost one billion US dollars. But apparently, the work Meta put into the development does not seem to have been in vain. Instead, the tech company is likely working on another smartwatch. This rumor has been persistent for quite some time. Close information has already given the tech magazine The Verge. For example, the smartwatch is supposed to have two cameras. Similar to a smartphone, the camera on the back is supposed to have a better quality than the front camera. The camera on the back is supposed to be convenient to use by simply detaching the heart of the watch from the wristband.

Dual camera vs. nerve measurement

Even though the camera technology may sound good in theory, the practical tests apparently showed a different picture. After all, the camera on the back collided with the functionality of the so-called electromyography meter. This is supposed to enable control with the help of nerve signals from the hand. The pioneering operating method seems to be more important for Meta than the camera. After all, the latter is now to give way. This makes perfect sense when you take a closer look. After all, the wearable should be able to really pick up speed in combination with VR or AR glasses. For example, gestures like the thumbs up could be transferred from the real world into virtual reality. Sooner or later, one or more smartwatches are likely.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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