Snapdragon Wear Lineup with New Processor, Platforms and Support for Targeted-Purpose Wearables
Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC Ideal for Connected Kid and Elderly Watches; New Reference Platforms Support Fast Development Time; New OEM Products Bring Innovative Experiences to Consumers
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at COMPUTEX 2016 that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is introducing the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 1100 processor for the fast growing targeted-purpose wearables segments such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor complements the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which is designed for multi-purpose wearables, and joins the Snapdragon Wear product family.
Snapdragon Wear 1100: Designed for Targeted-purpose Wearable Devices
The Snapdragon Wear 1100 also features an integrated applications processor for Linux-based applications and scales to support voice,
“We are excited to have established a technology leadership position in the highly innovative wearables ecosystem, where the breadth of products and our connectivity, location and compute solutions bring differentiation to our customers,” said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. “We are delighted to add Snapdragon Wear 1100 to our Snapdragon Wear family, thus making it easier for customers to develop connected wearables with targeted use cases such as kid and elderly tracking. We are actively working with the broader ecosystem to accelerate wearables innovation and are excited to announce a series of customer collaborations today.”
New Reference Platforms Support Fast Development Time
Qualcomm Technologies announced a series of collaborations with Aricent, Borqs, Infomark, and SurfaceInk who showcased reference platforms based on Snapdragon Wear 2100 and Snapdragon Wear 1100. These platforms represent reference implementations targeting the kid and elderly watch segment and enable OEMs to commercialize in an accelerated fashion.
“Aricent is thrilled to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and take the Snapdragon 1100 SoC into the consumer wearables segment
“Since SK Telecom’s launch of Infomark’s first generation JooN Kid’s Watch in 2014, we have created a trend in Korea for parents to equip their kids with the JooN watch,” said Dr. Choi, chief executive officer, Infomark. “The
“We are excited to team up with Qualcomm Technologies as a Snapdragon Wear platform ecosystem provider, delivering reference designs that will give our customers a head start on their product development,” said Eric
OEM Products Bring Innovative Experiences to Consumers
In addition to the platform announcements, a number of OEMs launched connected kid watches at the event:
- Anda Technologies announced plans to launch its kid watch, based on the
Borqsreference design, for the Latin America region. “As a father of two young children, I conceived the original idea of creating a symbol-based communications product out of my own need to stay emotionally connected to them throughout the day,” said Jose Delmar, chief executive officer, Anda Technologies. “Our Android-based connected wearable, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, offers a plethora of unique functions, innovative design, and top of the line materials, making it unlike any other children’s wearable product available in the marketplace.” inWatchannounced two kid watch SKUs, one for boys and another for girls, based on the Borqsreference design, specifically for the China region. “The always-on low power consumption and small size of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 greatly increase the reliability and enhanced the design of in919,” said Neo Wang, chief executive officer, inWatch. “Children’s watches have two fundamental butimportant functions: good communication and secure location, and Qualcomm Technologies’ ecosystem support for the Snapdragon Wear 2100 significantly enhances these two core performances of in919.” WeBandzshowed off its smart tracking modular device, based on the SurfaceInk design, which can be customized for the kid, elderly, and pet segments in the U.S. “It’s clear to see where the wearables market is headed,” said Ryan Shapiro, founder, WeBandz. “We are fortunate not only to have our hands on the best technology available for wearable tracking, but especially to be working with a great group of people within Qualcomm Technologies who share our vision for the future of wearables.”
Qualcomm-based Wearable Products Hit a Milestone
Reinforcing Qualcomm Technologies’ product and technology leadership, the company recently announced that more than 100 wearables products are now available with processors from Qualcomm Technologies.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and
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