Meet the chipsSnapdragon Wear 3100, which are very similar to what we have seen in the field on the one hand but promise to improve the most painful issue in the field on the other hand
While Apple introduced their fourth-generation S4 processor, focusing mainly on increasing processing capabilities while maintaining similar operating times to those we saw in the past - in the main competitor Qualcomm introduced chip God-Snapdragon Wear 3100 intriguing, where the main goal is completely opposite.
The SW 3100 does not bring any lines in the field of its processing capabilities when it contains the same 4 Cortex A7 cores at a maximum frequency of 1.2GHz (yes,Android Wear currently only supports 32 bit processing units) and the Adreno 304 graphical core,Snapdragon Wear 2100 andSnapdragon Wear 2500 ahead of it - but a new power consumption controller and a new ultra-economical auxiliary processor built into it are supposed to give smartwatch manufacturers unprecedented flexibility in the field.
The new chip will be offered in a version with a built-in X5 modem for connectivity Mobile phones Up to or without 150 megabits per second, with Bluetooth 4.1 LE support, for connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11n and chip support NFC And navigation according to all four operational systems available in the world (GPS and its Chinese, Russian and European counterparts) - in addition to supporting display media with resolutions of up to 640 × 480 pixels, at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
The new built-in power control system named PMW3100 and the built-in auxiliary processor QCC1110 capable of processing data from product sensors and updating a simple two-dimensional high-efficiency graphical interface will work together in three dedicated modes - the first is "normal" mode. , The second is a dedicated sport mode with constant activation of both a component GPS Built-in and of a heart rate monitor, while the third mode is a particularly economical "stupid clock" mode that will be activated automatically in situations where the remaining battery capacity drops below 20 percent.
Qualcomm announce that the new chip will be able to provide more work hours between 4 and 12 than its predecessor, the Snapdragon Wear 2100, battery With the same capacity - and will also be able to operate for up to 15 hours in the mode ספורט With regularly active location and pulse sensing data based on a 450mAh battery, which will probably suffice even for the biggest and most devout fitness enthusiasts wherever they are. For dessert, entering the ultra-economical basic clock mode can provide a full week (!) Working life based on 20 percent of the average 450mAh battery capacity per field, and about 30 full days without charging when the battery is full - which can ensure you hardly find yourself in a situation In it the advanced device on your wrist finishes its operation and becomes nothing more than a paperweight with no practical use (at least until you find an electrical outlet available).
First watches based on the new piece are set to hit stores in the coming months, with Fossil, Louis Vuitton and Montblanc mentioned as the standout actresses who are already embracing it. Could this really be a revolution in usability and operating times, even when seemingly almost no changes have been made compared to another chip that has been with us for close to two years? We definitely keep our fingers crossed for that - and believe you do too.