Facebook has always wanted to be something more than it already is, and proof of this are the continuous flirtations it has had with the hardware industry. He was tempted for some years to launch his own smartphoneThen he settled for a launcher that turned our Android phone into a branch of the social network and, seeing that all that failed, he seemed to understand that he should not enter that territory (except for the Portal).
But not. Those of Mark Zuckerberg have wanted to give a small turn of the wheel and turn that old plan into something simpler, as is a smart watch mainly focused on functions related to the social network that, at the moment, it is unknown what benefits it may have. Although if it includes biometric sensors like other smartwatches on the market, and knowing the voracity to collect our data from Facebook, it could become another leg on which to base part of its advertising business.
In process and ready to launch in …
The point is that Facebook’s smartwatch seems to be more advanced than we might expect. So much so, that in the information they speak that it could be on sale next year, in 2022, 12 months later to attack the stores again with a somewhat more advanced device. So it would be a deployment in two acts that would conclude in 2023.
Mark Zuckerberg’s idea is focus the use of the clock on social networks with advanced functions that we would not have in other apps Americans and, of course, monitoring and control of physical activity and our general state. As we say, a whole battery of very sensitive data that, knowing the background that the social network has, we do not know if it will be a very good idea to give them without guarantees of how they are going to use them.
Of course, from Facebook it seems that They have chosen to use Android as the basis for the watch’s operating system, although it is not specifically specified that it is a version of WearOS. There is no doubt that this smartwatch will work extremely well, not only with the social network, but also with Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, which are the other three legs that make up the bank of the current Facebook emporium and its thousands of millions of users around the world.