Qualcomm aims to make smartwatches much better with new chip

Qualcomm's latest version of Snapdragon will make Android watches smaller, more efficient and feature-filled.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Feb 11 2016 5:03 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Qualcomm is working on its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. Aimed specifically at Android Wear smartwatches, it's 30 percent smaller and uses 25 percent less power than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 400 (which powers most Wear watches).

Qualcomm aims to make smartwatches much better with new chip | TweakTown.com

As a result of the hardware improvements, it's expected the next generation of watches will be much slimmer and last longer battery-wise. Additionally, the chip has a new LTE modem for faster connectivity, Wi-Fi, and a low power version of Bluetooth.

In other words, there's plenty to look forward to if you're on the market for an Android watch.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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