Facebook Watch: Meta's abandoned first-gen wearable shows up as a prototype
Facebook (or its parent company Meta) had been caught up in speculation that the social media platform would release its first-gen smartwatch by now. However, it has gone unheard of for a number of months now. The latest indications on this product, directly from Bloomberg, state that it has now been "halted", although the publication claims to know what might have been otherwise.
The media outlet has also posted images of a device that matches the last known 'Facebook Watch' renders in terms of looks, although these photos are of an alleged real-life unit. They show that Meta's apparently doomed wearable would have had a square face, like that of the Apple Watch, albeit differing in shape with markedly round corners.
Then again, it has the flat edges once also linked to the Watch Series 8, although its core is designed to pop out of a compatible frame/strap. It also has the rumored front- and rear-facing cameras. Bloomberg claims that they would have been of 5MP and 12MP in resolution respectively.
The watch might also have come with cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi or both, have had GPS and up to 18 hours of battery life. It might have cost US$349 had it launched; however, Meta is now said to have ditched it in favor of alternative wrist-worm devices instead.