Facebook's first smart watch with two cameras, heart rate monitor to arrive next summer

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New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Tech giant Facebook could launch its first smart watch in the market soon. The social media company is gearing up to unveil its smart watch with dual cameras and heart rate monitor by next summer. As per The Verge, the upcoming device 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. 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. The idea is to encourage owners of the watch to use it in ways that smart phones are used now. It's part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plan to build more consumer devices that circumvent Apple and Google, the two dominant mobile phone platform creators. The watch will come in white, black, and gold, and Facebook hopes to initially sell volume in the low six figures. Facebook aims to release the first version of the watch in the summer of 2022 and is already working on second and third generations for subsequent years. As far as the pricing is concerned, The Verge said that the smart watch could be priced around USD 400 (Rs 29,000 roughly). However, nothing has been confirmed so far.

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