Facebook, although a popular social media network, has been getting in the spotlight for wrong reasons as of late. According to a rumor, the company could be working on Facebook Watch to compete with Apple Watch.
Despite all of the negative press about Facebook as of late, it seems like the company is still pushing and trying to find a way to offer new products to customers via an upcoming watch. The Facebook Watch could be the company’s take on an Apple watch but the big question is, would people trust the company enough to buy them?
Can you get Facebook on a smartwatch?
According to the story by News.com.au, a report that the social media company Facebook could release an upcoming smartwatch device has actually brought a lot of mocking of the company for even thinking that people would trust them well enough to purchase that device. The report by The Information some time last week noted that the company is now building a Facebook Watch which it hopes to start selling by next year.
The company is reportedly trying to expand its own hardware offering beyond the typical Portal smart home range and the fairly decent Oculus virtual reality headsets. In quotations, the article noted that people who have direct knowledge about the upcoming device even hinted that it would actually be based on Google’s own Android operating system at first. However, things could change and the smartwatch could later on run on Facebook’s OS that is still pending development.
Facebook Watch security concerns 2021
The device would reportedly have certain features like messaging, fitness features, and even health tracking features just like Fitbit or Apple already does. The news that Facebook could potentially release the Facebook Watch has a lot of people scratching their heads thinking who would actually want to buy one despite the company’s ongoing scandals regarding data protection and privacy.
Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy update has caused the company a lot of damage as users have begun to move over to either Signal or Telegram in order to avoid handing their data over to Facebook as the WhatsApp update suggests.
With people realizing how important data security is, a lot of users are trying to look for alternatives that protect them from having their data taken without them wanting. For better security, it is important for devices to have an antivirus software like McAfee which can protect them from malware and viruses. The Apple Watch Series 6 has gained a reputation as a very reliable smartwatch. Can the Facebook Watch ever compete? We’ll have to see.
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