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According to the news report of social app Facebook, their smartwatch is coming soon. So, It will include two cameras and additional features to cope with the user’s problems.
As per the Verge
“A camera on the front of the watch display exists primarily for video calling, while a 1080p, auto-focus camera on the back can be used for capturing footage when detached from the stainless steel frame on the wrist. Facebook is tapping other companies to create accessories for attaching the camera hub to things like backpacks, according to two people familiar with the project, both of whom requested anonymity to speak without Facebook’s permission.”
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While rumors have been circulating about a Facebook watch for some time, the latest information appears to provide the most solid details.
Even more intriguing is the fact that the project is still in development.
According to Facebook’s head of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, the company hasn’t confirmed the claims, as such, but according to The Verge’s article he did tweet:
“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. This includes research like EMG, haptics, adaptive interfaces that could come together in a wrist-based form factor.”
Facebook announced earlier this year that it was working on wrist-based AR controls that would use a watch-like device that could read muscle commands as they move through your arm, which could then translate into triggers in the virtual environment.
A sensor detects motor nerve signals as they travel through your limbs through electromyography, or EMG, which translates electrical signals.
With the company is currently developing AR glasses together with the Facebook watch, the device may have a much greater impact than many people had anticipated.
The growing popularity of augmented reality is signaling its potential to become a key component of the tech world, enabling us to merge the on and offline worlds even more, and providing more utility in many ways. Facebook makes sense to consider non-intrusive and adaptive controls when designing its watch device. Bosworth did add, however, that this next stage may take some time to develop.
A product’s development doesn’t always happen immediately after research. Inputs like AR glasses or other inputs are developed in parallel paths and over time.”
According to a report in The Verge, Facebook is planning to launch a basic smartwatch probably sometime in the summer, without any AR integration, for approximately $400 per unit. Eventually, the smartwatch will get features such as AR control in later versions, if and when it is ready.
Facebook will be able to collect user data this way and could become a crucial component of the next digital revolution.