Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2018 22:17 UTC

It's been two and a half years since Qualcomm last released a major new smartwatch chip, and in the time since, Android smartwatches have languished. But in the coming months, they could finally start seeing some meaningful improvements: Qualcomm is releasing a new processor for watches, called the Snapdragon Wear 3100, that's meant to extend battery life, enhance always-on displays, and offer more versatility when it comes to sports devices and fitness sensors.

Good news, since the Android Wear world had really died down. This new chip should breath some much-needed new life in the market. It also highlights the distinct and profound advantage Apple has in that it designs its own chips.

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Not really that different
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 11th Sep 2018 12:48 UTC
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They just added a low power coprocessor, everything else in the main chip is the same. It should just extend battery life and nothing more.

Android wear is good, the watches are useful. But the build quality is kinda suspect. I've had a couple die. I'm not willing to shell out more for a replacement at this time. The oscillator in particular has to improve.

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