Meta continues to produce hardware for the metaverse universe. Finally, the company was allegedly working on a smartwatch.
LetsGoDigital discovered last month that it has filed a patent for a watch with a detachable display with VR and AR support. According to the patent received by Meta, the smart watch to be introduced will have multiple cameras.
The design was created based on patent information and Meta's colors. The smart watch, which has an unusual design concept, welcomes us with its Apple Watch-like square screen.
The watch with a rectangular case is designed to be easily worn on the wrist. The watch, which has thin screen edges, draws attention with its minimalist design. Meta Band can also be used for video chat and vLog thanks to the camera on the device.
Camera use is not common in smart watches and smart TVs due to privacy concerns. Especially when it comes to privacy, Facebook's past is not very bright. Analysts state that users may hesitate to buy the smart watch to be introduced.
Another feature that attracts the most attention after the camera is the removable screen. The device, which has a second camera thanks to the screen that can be separated from the case, can also be used as a viewfinder. In this way, users can easily take selfies and share them on Facebook and Instagram.
The smart watch, which is stated to be introduced in 2022, has already managed to attract the attention of some users. Metaverse support will be provided in the model, which is stated to include AR and VR support.
The Size of the Metaverse Universe in China Could Reach $8 Trillion
An analysis by Morgan Stanley stated that the size of the total Metaverse market in China could reach $8 trillion. Technology giants such as Tencent, NetEasse, ByteDance and Alibaba are thought to be pioneers in this field. The aforementioned companies have been working on Metaverse for a while. Tencent CEO Pony Ma said at a meeting held a while ago that the Metaverse project would provide growth to industries such as the gaming division. Tencent, the world's largest gaming company, has a strong portfolio for PC and mobile games. He also pointed out that Ma companies have "enough technology and know-how building blocks" to explore and develop the Metaverse project. The company, which also owns social media applications such as TikTok and Douyin, bought virtual reality glasses manufacturer Pico last year. It is pointed out that the virtual reality activities of Beijing-based ByteDance will be shaped around the social media and gaming segment.