Back in February, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon Wear 2100 to replace the Snapdragon 400. The latter was the more common chip used in smartwatches but the S2100 will now have a follow-up in the form of the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor. The wearable industry is a growing market as even the kids and the elderly are getting their own. The standard smartwatches and fitness trackers are being improved every generation and with this new processor, expect faster and more efficient wearables.
Qualcomm Technologies International’s SVP and GM Anthony Murray is happy about the addition of the Snapdragon Wear 1100 to the Snapdragon Wear line. Targeted use includes elderly or child tracking. Murray said, “We are actively working with the broader ecosystem to accelerate wearables innovation and are excited to announce a series of customer collaborations today.”
Special features also include integrated applications processor for Linux, WiFi, Bluetooth, and voice, as well as, the Qualcomm iZat integrated location engine. The last feature allows cell-ID positioning, multi-GNSS, and geo-fencing.
The Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor is ideal for wearables with more targeted purposes. It’s great for OEMs who want to release smaller smartwatches but with faster performance, more powerful battery, secured location, and smarter sensing. With the new chipset, any wearable device can meet low power specs and features. The new processor also works with Cat 1 modem with LTE/3G global band and Power Save Mode (PSM).