Facebook is building an Android-based smartwatch


As Facebook continues to expand its hardware aspirations, the company seems to be working on a smartwatch, offering the usual array of fitness, messaging, and notification features. This should be too surprising, considering Facebook tried to buy Fitbit before Google snatched it up.


This device is expected to launch by next year, with a second version to launch as soon as 2023. The first version will run an open source version of Android, which seems to suggest it’s not running the traditional Google-centric Wear OS, but some tweaks to Facebook's own liking.


Since the watch is coming from Facebook, the device is expected to come with a variety of social features, including allowing people to track workouts with friends or chat with trainers, as well as some kind of quick messaging capability.

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