Qualcomm & # 39; s new Google WearOS smartwatch chips have been announced for Apple days

Qualcomm & # 39; s new Google WearOS smartwatch chips have been announced for Apple days


The latest smartwatch chips from Qualcomm promise a longer battery for the always-on watch and fitness modes.


With the next Apple Watch likely to make this debut this week, Qualcomm has launched an early counterwatch for smartwatches. The next-generation smartwatch chip platform from Qualcomm, Snapdragon Wear 3100, will start in Google WearOS watches from this holiday, the company said on Monday during an event in San Francisco.

The new chips were the first plagued by Qualcomm at Google's developer conference in May. Together with The updated WearOS software from Google, the updates are meant to improve the problems in the current smartwatches of Google WearOS … especially when it comes to the life of the battery.

Battery life on most high-end smartwatches is days at its best. The new chips from Qualcomm will not perform much better than those in standard mode. But they will add new supermomal modes and sports watch-focused improvements to get more battery life, in a next wave of watches expected between the end of this year and until 2019. Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton and Montblanc will be the first to put the chips on to take in new Google WearOS watches.

According to Pankaj Kedia, senior director for the Smart Wearables segment of Qualcomm, the new platform is mainly about ultra low power, to make smartwatches last longer. "Your phone is not very useful without a network," says Kedia. "Your watch is not very useful if you do not have time."

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