Called Snapdragon Wear 2100, it is 30% smaller than the existing Snapdragon 400, consumes 25% less power, has an integrated sensor hub, and options on an LTE modem with satellite navigation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
“The Snapdragon Wear platform consists of a suite of silicon, software, support tools, and reference designs to allow mobile, fashion, and sports customers to bring a range of wearables to customers,” said Qualcomm. “It is available in both tethered – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – and connected – 4G/LTE and 3G – versions.”
The idea is that adopters can develop both tethered and connected products using the same PCB design.
The chips support both Android Wear and Android.
LG Electronics is going for it.
“LG and Qualcomm have had close collaboration over the last two years and have launched multiple smart watches and kid watches,” said LG v-p wearables David Yoon. “We are planning to extend our collaboration with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and look forward to launching new smartwatches and other wearable devices later this year.”
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