Fox Business is reporting that Facebook may be releasing a smart watch next year.
According to the report, Facebook is looking to compete with Apple in the smart watch market. Facebook hasn’t announced the project yet, but the concept would add cameras to smartwatches. The Verge reports that the watch would come with two detachable camera and would be able to share photos and videos directly to Facebook owned applications.
“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,” Andrew Bosworth, vice president of Facebook Reality Labs, tweeted Wednesday. “This includes research like [electromyography], haptics, adaptive interfaces that could come together in a wrist-based form factor.
Facebook is looking to the mobile carriers to see which of them could sell the watch for them. The plan is to have the watch work with wireless data and not have to be tied to a phone or WiFi.