There are an awful lot of smartwatches using Qualcomm’s processors, but most of them are using the Snapdragon 400 family of chips that were originally designed for phones.
Earlier this year Qualcomm introduced a new chip designed specifically for wearables, called the Snapdragon Wear 2100. And now the company is adding a Snapdragon Wear 1100 system-on-a-chip to its wearable lineup.
As you probably guessed from the name, the new chip is less powerful than the Snapdragon Wear 2100, and it’s targeted at devices that are more affordable and/or which may offer longer battery life or smaller size.
The chip includes WiFi and Bluetooth, a cellular modem with support for global 3G and LTE networks.
Qualcomm is showing off some of the first wearables featuring its new Snapdragon 2100 and 1100 chips at Computex this week, including watches for children from Anda Technologies, InWatch, and weBandz.
The chip maker is also introducing new wireless chip solutions including the QCA4012 dual-band WiFi solution for Internet of Things products, and the a new 802.11ac tri-radio chip for WiFi routers and range extenders.