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Meta Halts Development of Apple Watch Rival With Two Cameras

  • Device had WiFi, built-in Spotify and GPS, prototype shows
  • Meta also won’t make AR glasses available to buy any time soon
Meta has paused development of its dual-camera smartwatch, with the internal code name Milan.
Meta has paused development of its dual-camera smartwatch, with the internal code name Milan.Source: Bloomberg
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Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. has halted development of a smartwatch with dual cameras and is instead working on other devices for the wrist, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The device, which has been in development for at least two years, was designed to include several features common in other smartwatches, including activity tracking, music playback and messaging. A prototype of the now halted device includes dual-cameras, a key differentiator from market leaders like the Apple Watch. One camera was located below the display and another sat on the backside against the wearer’s wrist, according to images and video of a prototype seen by Bloomberg.