Meta* A project to create smart watches that could monitor your health was canceled. Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership led the company to abandon plans to develop a smart watch that could compete with the Apple Watch.
Last Friday, Meta employees* The company announced that the smartwatch project will be halted as part of a cost-cutting initiative that led to structural changes. Meta CTO* Head of Meta Division* Reality Labs of Andrew Bosworth is now building augmented reality glasses.
Rumours about Meta’s plans* The first smartwatch created was launched in February 2021. Sources claim that the wearable device will have two cameras. One for video calls, and one for taking photos and videos for sharing on Facebook.*Instagram* Whatsapp and twitter. The smart watch is compatible with cellular communication via eSIM, so it doesn’t need to be paired.
Bloomberg reported in June that Meta had been rescinded by an informed source.* The project has been halted. It turned out that the company had been given accurate information and has now abandoned plans to enter smartwatch markets.
According to Reuters, the reorganization that Meta involves the shutdown of the smartwatch program and the closing of the smartwatch design project.* Portal smart displays will also be discontinued.
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