Facebook's new Apple Watch rival sounds slightly terrifying

Apple has dominated the smartwatch market for a while now, but it seems a new contender is coming for the Apple Watch's (digital) crown. We've heard tell that Facebook is working on its own wearable – and if new rumours are to be believed, the design sounds pretty wild. But with Facebook's history of privacy-related scandals, it's hard not to find it ever-so-slightly frightening.

With a focus on messaging and fitness, the Android-based device is said to feature its own cellular connection (removing the need for an accompanying smartphone). But perhaps the most unexpected feature is the cameras. That's right, cameras. Two of the things. On a smartwatch. (Check out the best Apple Watch deals if you're after the best wearable available right now). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.