Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Chips are for Targeted Wearables

June 2, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After keeping itself busy in the smartphone segment with the launch of its flagship chipset and mid-range chipsets, Qualcomm is taking a break by moving away into the wearable segment.

During the Computex event held in Taipei, Taiwan, the chipset manufacturer has brought under the limelight its new chipset for wearable devices, called the Snapdragon Wear 1100 chips. Unlike the previous 2100 segment, the new Wear 1100 chip is defined with a more clear-cut run among wearables.

Snapdragon Wear 1100 is unlikely to make its way into all smartwatches. But instead, it will be pipped out for selected devices, or more precisely, devices that aims at target audiences. This would cover smartwatches for specific consumers like for kids, or for elderly peoples.


It’s also suggested that the Wear 1100 processor will have a broader run across wearable devices like fitness trackers, smart headsets and bands rather than on smartwatches. This is in line with the company’s effort to keep the processor focussed on purpose-built wearables.

The device is also fabricated keeping in mind the company’s interest in uplifting the Internet of Things through connected devices, covering smart bodies, smart homes, and smart cities.

As with the chip details, Snapdragon Wear 1100 chips come optimized for size, power, sensors, connectivity, and location. It comes with built-in LTE modem, and features other connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There’s also an app processor included for handling Linux-based apps.

The new chipset can be soon witnessed in devices, as Qualcomm has said that the Wear 1100 chipsets has already been made available for manufacturers.

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