In the year 2022, Facebook could launch its first smartwatch in the market. The upcoming watch would focus on the messaging services and health & fitness features. Of course, messaging services mean Facebook is building its own ecosystem to launch Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp & Instagram apps on the wearable. In the current situation, it is very difficult to release these apps on any Watch platform. In the market, only Apple Watch has gotten the Facebook Messenger app. Now, by launching the new Facebook Watch, the company will introduce them all.
The report from The Information site further says Facebook will use Google’s Android ecosystem to build the software. Android’s platform indicates Wear OS by Google platform, though there could be custom Android OS skin like Mi Watch & Vivo Watch. The report also mentions Facebook would create its own operating system in 2023 to become less relevant on the Apple & Google platforms. We know that along with Google, Facebook was also in the race to buy Fitbit, so it makes sense.
Finally, the fitness ecosystem will build a perfect environment for Facebook to create its own workout apps. It will give direct competition to the Strava, Under Armour, Google Fit, Samsung Health & Apple Health services. In the next year, the company has decided to compete with many companies. The time will tell whether it will become successful or become more dependant on the other companies.