Snapdragon Wear 3100

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Qualcomm is a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, but their Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform aims to bring new technology to wearables, like smartwatches. This chipset is comprised of four A7 ‘big’ cores, a small DSP, and a new co-processor, which means a smartwatch will be able to run GPS as well as a heart rate sensor for 15 hours on a single charge. You also get a redesigned PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) for improved battery life, an improved NFC chip for better contact-less payments, a more efficient modem designed for use in wearable products, and custom SRAM. Continue reading for more pictures of the MontBlanc Summit 2, the first smartwatch to use this chipset, and additional information.

Snapdragon Wear 3100
Snapdragon Wear 3100

“Depending on the capacity of the battery, new smartwatches with this chip will operate for between 36 and 60 hours before a recharge. Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered watches will also have a power-saving traditional watch mode, similar to what we’ve seen on the Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro and the Huawei Watch 2, except here it’s a combined hardware and software system that will see the watch run in ambient mode for 30 days on one charge. You’ll get a week from 20-percent battery power too,” reports Yahoo News.