Facebook plans to launch a smartwatch next year, according to the specialized site The Information . This smartwatch would collect health data and monitor physical activity, just like all of its kind do. But in addition, it would be integrated into Facebook services and its main functions. In this sense, for example, it could help to easily interact with the account's contacts or enter the profile to share whatever is desired in this way.
According to the published note, the smartwatch will be able to send and receive messages and will have LTE connection, so it will not be necessary to have the smartphone nearby to operate the watch. In turn, it is said that Facebook would be developing its own operating system for this and other hardware
products. For now it is known that the smartwatch will be launched in 2022 but there is no precise date. Nor is anything known about the design that this gadget will have, which will compete with the many other smartwatches that already exist on the market.
There are more and more smart devices that seek to optimize health care, sleep and activity physical. A few months ago, Amazon introduced an app and a bracelet that analyze the body and voice to monitor health status.
This is Amazon Halo , a subscription service that monitors fat and body mass, as well as the level of physical activity. Also, listen to the user at all times to analyze the “emotional tone”.
It is clear that this Facebook watch will be a new bet for the company within the fitness segment and a new hardware product that adds to its portfolio. It should be remembered that it already has a Portal, a video call communication device and Oculus virtual reality glasses.
Taking into account that in recent times the focus has been on the importance of taking care of the privacy and security of user data It is possible that when this product is released, the company will offer details regarding the care measures they will implement in this regard.
The confrontation between Facebook and Apple
This new measure has been severely criticized by Facebook, which, more than a month ago, launched a campaign to show the negative impact that believes it will have this measure in companies that use the site's advertising tools.
Zuckerberg argues that Apple uses its dominant platform position to interfere with the operation of other applications and that this measure simply seeks to benefit its own interests. Tim Cook, for his part, defended this new regulation on several occasions saying that it seeks to protect the privacy of users.
In fact, in a talk in which he participated for the International Day of Data Privacy, he made harsh criticisms of the networks social networks and although he did not mention Facebook, some may interpret that his comments include it. “If a company is based on deceiving users, on data exploitation, on options that are not options at all, then it does not deserve our praise. It deserves a reform, "he said at that time.