Smart watch

Facebook developing smartwatch with AR control

Reports claimed the device was due for release in mid-2022 and would feature multiple cameras.

But a senior Facebook executive said the smartwatch was in only its early stages - and may never be released to the public.

"We're investing in technologies across the board... research doesn't always lead to product development," he said.

The watch's existence was revealed by technology news website the Verge, which cited anonymous sources familiar with its development.