Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it was working on a connected watch that could one day be linked to augmented reality glasses.
These are also being designed by the social network.
The information was confirmed by Andrew Bosworth, head of Facebook Reality Labs, on Twitter.
He said his unit was looking for ways to make these glasses more useful.
The leader was reacting to an article in
revealing that Facebook was planning to unveil a connected watch in 2022.
"We will say more when we are ready"
According to the tech media, the watch will be equipped with two cameras and will integrate with Facebook applications such as Instagram, its image-centric social network.
A mechanism would make it possible in particular to detach the strap from the watch in order to take pictures with it, as if it were a small smartphone, says
“We said we wanted augmented reality glasses that were really useful,” wrote Andrew Bosworth.
“We are investing in technologies that will make this interaction more natural and intuitive.
[…] We will say more when we are ready.
“And just like with our work on eyewear, we'll be consulting with third-party experts to help us get it right,” he added.
Facebook had already, in the past, confirmed its plan to soon launch AR glasses capable of connecting to a smartphone, in partnership with the optical giant EssilorLuxottica.
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