Facebook working on smart watch

Facebook working on smart watch Facebook working on smart watch

Tech giant, Facebook has revealed that it is working on a smartwatch that might one day connect with augmented reality glasses being developed by the leading social network.

The company is taking a novel approach to its first smartwatch, which the company plans to debut next summer.

As per the device, it will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram.

"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.

He cautioned that research doesn't always result in a finished product.

"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.

The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech, is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics from the internet, according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

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