San Francisco: Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it is developing a smart watch that may one day be connected to augmented reality glasses developed by leading social networks.
Facebook Reality Labs is investing in ways to make AR glasses more useful. The head of the department Andrew “Bos” Bosworth responded to Verge’s report in a tweet that the social network aims to launch smart watches next year.
According to Verge, the smartwatch features will include a camera and will be integrated with Facebook applications, such as the image-centric social network Instagram.
“We’ve said we want AR glasses to be truly useful — we’re investing in technologies across the board that will make that interaction feel more natural and intuitive,” Bosworth tweeted.
He cautioned that research doesn’t always result in a finished product.
“We’ll share more when we’re ready,” Bosworth said.
“And just like with our glasses work, we will consult third party experts to help us get these right.”
Facebook went public a while ago with plans for a launch this year of smart glasses which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the Ray-Ban brand glasses are an initiative of Facebook to enter the field of wearable technology and an early step in the creation of a futuristic glasses project, which uses data or graphics from the Internet to enhance the vision of the real world. .