With the introduction of two new watch chips of Snapdragon Wear 4100, Qualcomm is hopeful regarding the improvement of the wearOS experience.
The arrival of the 4100+ and 4100 platforms of Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear will improve the general user experience of Wear OS smartwatches. The latest wearable chips introduced by Qualcomm are innovative with lots of improvements. Moreover, these innovative wearable chips can set standards for the wearables of the next generation. The launch of these wearables is significant at the time when most of the companies are considering implementing the technology at the workplace.
Currently, the smartphone market has come to stagnancy in terms of sales and innovation, with the only exception is Apple. However, Qualcomm is ready to remove this stagnancy specifically in the wearable market with its two Wear 4100 watch chips. These have been designed with a lot of improvements to entice the average user. Smartwatches were considered a hindrance since its early days when the technology was first introduced. But, it has come a long way as companies are introducing technology with a lot of innovations. Back in the year 2016, with the introduction of Snapdragon Wear 1100, when more and more options opened, the devices using the chips also often found themselves suffering from some issues commonly like battery issues and performance-related problems.
According to Qualcomm, of the chips 4100 and 4100+, the premium one is 4100+, which has been introduced with System- on-chip. With these improvements, the smartwatch will undoubtedly provide better user experience with enhanced battery life and faster performance. Also, other advanced capabilities of the smartwatch will improve user experience in a better way.
Moreover, the use of smarter co-processor based on AON technology will make it easy to handle whatever process is functioning in the background. Also, the smartwatch chips are powered by the quad-core A53 processor, considered as the faster one. The processor-based on quad-core A53 technology is also significant because it is currently not available in today’s affordable smartwatches. The company has confirmed that the watches are using the new chips as the TicWatch Pro model.
Snapdragon Wear 4100: How Comparable
Compared to older devices of Wear OS, utilizing the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the latest version is reportedly performing more than 85 percent faster. Additionally, the enhanced GPU and CPU can support cameras of 16 megapixels. It is a big improvement when compared to video calling and photo capturing improvements coming to smartwatches. The other major improvement is regarding connectivity, which is much better than the Snapdragon Wear 3100. The newer model has been introduced with 4G LTE capabilities, which are much faster. It has lower power consumption and audio latency made possible through improved Bluetooth.
The smarter co-processor based on AON technology and optimization to ultra-low power consumption contributes to power reduction, almost improving it to 25 percent. In simple terms, all these technical improvements will make it easy for users to use their devices for a longer period. More significantly, when the users are also using some other services with the device such as fitness tracking and GPS. Besides, the new chips Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ are also coming with multiple modes in the form of voice messaging, voice assistant, and offloaded location service.
Moreover, the ambient mode in the new platforms is capable of color upgrading from 16 to 64, 000 that will lead to better readability and sharp display. Seeing the multiple technological advancements and improvements that Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ is going to be introduced with, it seems that several other smartwatches will also be introduced with these powerful features very soon.