Facebook is reportedly currently working on a home smartwatch.
We know it, Facebook and Apple are lately at daggers drawn on the issue of harvesting and protecting personal data, which Apple currently considers insufficient, and that the Cupertino company wants to better protect. An action deemed harmful by Facebook, which had attacked Apple through a press campaign. The social network should not stop there, since if we are to believe the Wall Street Journal, Marc Zuckerberg would have privately posted his intention to “hurt” Apple. And he may have found a first way on the side of connected watches!
Indeed, we learn through information from the English-speaking media The Information that Facebook is reportedly working on creating its own smartwatch, which would focus on health and messaging services. Scheduled for 2022, it would work with an open-source version of Android, and could benefit from an OS made in Facebook in 2023. Enough to allow the Californian giant to attack Apple on the side of its Apple Watch Series 6 – currently available for sale – ? This is a possibility, since according to the same newspaper, this watch would be sold “almost at cost”.