The company said several smart watch manufacturers would also release new devices following the launch of its new processors.
The Snapdragon 400 that powered the first Wear devices were originally phones chips with slight customizations. The new chipset will be especially notable because it will be designed for scratch for smartwatch uses, unlike the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip which was basically a mobile bit of silicon reworked for wearable use. "The next platform will be the first with purpose-built chips", said Kedia.
Watches which now use the Wear 2100 chip include the Diesel On Full Guard, which packs a touch AMOLED display and is IP67 water resistant.
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Perhaps the most exciting part is the confirmation there will be high-tech Wear OS watches to follow later this year including that flagship product, and considering the start of 2018 has been quiet from Google's smartwatch platform that will be a good sign for smartwatch lovers everywhere.
In the past couple of years, there have been a large number of brands that have come on board the Android Wear wagon, most of these are the same watch inside but different design.
Qualcomm has apparently been working on the new chips ever since the 2100 began shipping, rethinking the entire architecture of the chipset. You can expect all the variants to have WiFi and Bluetooth, but some will also have Global Positioning System and LTE.
We have no word on when the new SoC will be unveiled but we can say that Apple finally is getting a worthy competitor in the Smartwatch department. Battery life is also expected to be improved by a substantial margin. And Kedia is right in that smartwatches look bad when you aren't using them. Kedia expects the new processors will allow for manufacturers to build smaller smartwatches and offer up even better battery life.