It is no secret that the Apple Watch is a dominant factor on the smartwatch market. And it will probably become more popular after the expected renewal on September 12, when it is likely to get a larger screen and haptic feedback sensors. In total, the soon to be released version of the Apple Watch is likely to lead more people to buy a smartwatch and increase Apple's edge on the competition.
But Qualcomm, one of Apple's biggest rivals, unlocks the iPhone maker a few days before its big event with the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform. The chipset was designed by Qualcomm in combination with the Wear OS team from Google and promises a better battery life for the next generation of watches. Moreover, it could be the revival that needs Wear OS.
For the uninitiated, Android Wear was renamed the Wear operating system earlier this year and was given a refurbishment in features such as the Google assistant, Google Fit and a new notification UX. The 3100 platform works in conjunction with these new Wear OS functions to improve battery life and enable new experiences.