Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon Wear 2100, a brand new chipset set to bring about the 'next era of wearables'. The new SoC replaces the Snapdragon 400 chip, which was originally made for smartphones and adapted to fit smartwatches.
Qualcomm has improved on the Snapdragon 400 in four key arenas when they designed their new Snapdragon Wear 2000.
The new SoC is 30% smaller than the Snapdragon 400, which will enable thinner designs
The Snapdragon Wear 2100 uses 25% less power than the Snapdragon 400, which allows an improvement in battery life.
The new chipset features integrated ultra-low power sensor hub, which will help with greater tracking accuracy over the Snapdragon 400
With the Snapdragon Wear 2100 you get a new 4G LTE modem with integrated GNSS, along with low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
"With the introduction of the Snapdragon Wear platform and Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, Qualcomm Technologies is well-positioned to extend its progress in wearables technology by enabling sleek designs, long battery life, smart sensing, and always- connected experiences in the next generation of wearable devices," senior VP at Qualcomm, Raj Talluri, said.
These chipsets could usher in new smart wearables that are always connected to the carrier networks, directly and without being tethered to the user's phones.
source - Qualcomm