Qualcomm has announced its two updates at the Computex in Taiwan. The first announcement being, adding a new family member into the family and that is, theSnapdragon Wear 1100. The processor is designed for the kids smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart headsets and wearable accessories. And the second announcement being,there are over 100 wearable products shipping worldwide which are powered by Qualcomm Technologies processors, which include the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition 4G LTE, Sony Smartwatch 3, Moto 360 2nd generation, the Huawei Watch and many more yet to be announced.
The company further says there are also 45 products that are running the Snapdragon Wear 1100 or Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors. Qualcomm then specifies that the latest processor can look after the low power features with its Power Save mode, as well as industry leading compact packages, a next generation Cat 1 modem for LTE and 3G global band support. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 is a smaller processor, which turns it to be perfectly well fitted with smaller wearables. This new system on a chip or SoC also features an integrated applications processor, used for Linux-based applications and it scales to support voice, WiFi and Bluetooth and hence can provide a seamless connected experience for everyone. It also includes the Qualcomm iZat integrated location engine offering an improved accuracy and power optimization. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 chipset is already available and is shipping to partners right now.
Qualcomm Technologies’ senior vice president and general manager of IoT, Anthony Murry said in a prepared statement that the company is “excited to have established a technology leadership position in the highly innovative wearables ecosystem, where the breadth of products and our connectivity, location and compute solutions bring differentiation to our customers.”
A few more announcements of wearables running new Snapdragon Wear chipsets are yet to happen. Qualcomm is currently far ahead of its competitors when considering the wearables. There are about 100 products that are using their processor. At present, not all products are available in the US.