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Qualcomm Developing New Chipset For Wearables

Notable chip maker Qualcomm will be manufacturing chipsets for wearables according to its senior director of wearables, Pankaj Kedia.

This will be the successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100 which was released in 2016. It is found in the majority of Wear OS watches on the market today.

Speaking to Wareable, Kedia says there will be improved battery life when the watch is in use and when its also not on a users wrist.

More features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as standard, many of them will have LTE, reduced physical size hinting at smaller watches, the fitness chips will have GPS and a ‘rethought system architecture’.

Kedia says, “This platform will significantly change the Wear OS ecosystem, what you expect from a smartwatch. It is working, we are shipping samples to our customers. I have seen it moving, it’s very exciting.”

The new chipset will be showcased along with a new watch towards the end of the year with many brands carrying the new chipset, according to Wareable.

The name of the chipset and additional features are still to come so watch this space.