Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables


Qualcomm this week unveiled another mobile processor designed to power wearable devices. But, unlike the Snapdragon Wear 2100 that will find a home inside Android Wear models, the new Wear 1100 is a more simple unit. More specifically, its primary focus will be to power stuff like fitness trackers and kid’s wearables.

Snapdragon Wear 1100 is designed for the next generation of targeted-purpose wearable segments where consumers are demanding a smaller size, longer battery life, smarter sensing, secure location, and an always connected experience.

Specifications of the CPU include a built-in LTE model, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an app processor for Linux-based applications. According to Qualcomm, the chipset is shipping now and should be available in devices in the short future. Among other use cases, look for these in products like child-tracking watches and bands.