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meta: What Meta may be planning for its first smartwatch

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Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has filed a new patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization for its first smart watch. LetsGo Digital spotted the official patent application published by the WIPO on January 13, 2022.
The patent application shows several designs for the smartwatch. One design features a rectangular display, while the other features a rounded display. Additionally, both designs feature a detachable display and three built-in cameras that will include a macro, telephoto, and wide-angle lens.
the Meta smart watch will also come with support for another screen that can be interchanged with the main screen. Additionally, the removable display unit, according to the patent application, will feature multiple camera sensors.
Images in the patent application show that the display will be secured using multiple magnets placed on the base case of the watch which will be attached to the strap.
The rounded version of the watch is also expected to come with some type of rotating mechanism to allow users to choose which camera they want to use. The patent application states that the camera must be set to 12 o’clock to use it and that once one camera is set to 12, the other cameras will be unusable.
The smartwatch will also feature fitness and sports features including activity tracking, heart rate monitor and body temperature sensors. Besides, Meta is also expected to add infrared sensor, motion sensors and other activity recognition sensors.
Finally, the smartwatch will most likely be compatible with VR and AR systems.
The patent application reveals many cool features on Meta’s first smartwatch. But that sounds like over-optimism. Setting up multiple cameras configured on devices of this size will be really complicated.
Considering that Meta is not the most “noble” brand when it comes to user data and privacy, setting up multiple cameras on a smartwatch will raise even more concerns among users.
In the meantime, it’s just the patent, so it’s a little too early to talk about all that. However, the patent application gives us a first idea of ​​Meta’s first smartwatch.

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