Qualcomm's New Chips For Wearable Revealed

Posted: Jun 29 2018, 10:28am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Qualcomm's new chips for wearable revealed

Qualcomm finally unveiled its wearable chip set line-up; however, the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip boosts a few eyebrows.

Qualcomm finally unveiled its wearable chipset line-up; however, the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip boosts a few eyebrows. The news release makes it clear that this focuses on kid-oriented designer watches and it generally does not really seem to be like something made for premium wrist watches (maybe that's arriving later?). The processor continues to be based on historic Cortex-A7 cores - four of these - so very little has changed upon this front.

Qualcomm states that the launched chipset is 14% more electricity efficient, which is nice until you take into account, so it replaces the Wear 2100 (unveiled in 2016), that was predicated on the Snapdragon 210 (from 2014). The Wear 2500 has a new modem - a 5th gen LTE modem, but no connection rates of speed were quoted. The chip also facilitates cameras as high as 5 MP image resolution designed for video calling.

Smart assistants are empowered by the low-power Words Activation feature, and there's an ultra-low electricity sensor hub for activity and fitness monitoring. Qualcomm even developed a particular "for kids" version of Google Android Wear predicated on Oreo, which "ties in a 512 MB storage footprint". "Memory" probably means Memory here, which is little or nothing to brag about -- most Android OS Wear watches currently have 512 MB of Memory.

We suspect its storage area since even Google android Go Edition's system partition is approximately 1 GB. The chipset giant is dealing with Huawei, the largest customer for the Snapdragon Wear program, to build up next generation pieces. Qualcomm also partnered with InvenSense to build up algorithms for gesture acknowledgement. Snapdragon Wear 2500 development products will be accessible in Q3 this season and the first wristwatches with it ought to be out soon after that.

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