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 can 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, Andrew Bosworth’s smart watch design team, will now be creating augmented reality glasses.
Rumours about Meta’s plans* In February 2021, the first creation smart watch was released. 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* You can also use whatsapp. The smart watch is compatible with cellular communication via eSIM, so it doesn’t need to be paired.
Bloomberg reported, however, that Meta was being marketed in June this year. Bloomberg cited an informed source.* The project has been halted. It turned out that the insider information was accurate and that the company 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 are also being discontinued.
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