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The Snapdragon Wear 2100 is made for next-gen wearables

Feb 11, 2016

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Meet the heart of your next wearable device: the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It supports the most important features that the next generation of wearable devices will need—including always-on connectivity, with low power usage for long battery life. And it’s smaller, so devices can be, too.

Wearables using the Snapdragon 2100 can support users who want to take their devices on the go—and leave their smartphones behind. The processor is available in two versions: tethered (which uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) and connected. In the connected version, the processor’s next-generation LTE modem, which also includes low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is engineered so users can stream music, answer calls, send messages, and much, much more, all directly via their wearable.

The Snapdragon 2100 processor is 30 percent smaller than our previous-generation wearable processors, enabling thinner, sleeker product designs. An integrated, ultra-low power sensor hub supports richer algorithms with greater accuracy, providing a cohesive picture of users and their environments. And whether tethered or connected, the processor uses 25 percent less power, extending the wearable’s battery life and offering manufacturers more freedom to innovate in features and design.

The Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor is the cornerstone of the Snapdragon Wear platform, which also includes a full suite of silicon, software, and support tools. In addition, multiple ODM designs are available and can accelerate the design process for a diverse range of full-featured wearables.

The Snapdragon Wear platform is ideally suited for smartwatches, as well as for kid and elder trackers, sports watches, connected headsets, smart eyewear, and more. Numerous wearables powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor are already in development; smartwatches are expected to be commercially available in the second half of this year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.