As you may know, all Wear OS watches coming out today have few options other than using the same central chip inside: Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100, which dates back to February 2016. Some have argued that this is what Stop everything Use SO – née Android Wear – platform again. Personally I think that Wear OS has fundamental problems deeper than the processor it runs on, but in any case it turns out that Qualcomm plans to address the problem this year.
Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm senior director of wearables, account Wareable announces that the company will announce an updated watch-oriented silicon this fall along with a flagship device, with "several partners" ready to launch watches Wear OS based on the new chips for the holidays. Kedia says third-generation processors will be "designed from the ground up for a smart watch experience without compromise," supposedly allowing smaller watches with better battery life.
Apparently, Qualcomm is also designing the chips to work more effectively with the screens always on. "A smart watch is first and foremost a watch: it has to look good, it has to be elegant, it must look good when I look at it or when I do not look at it," says Kedia. "It can not be static when I do not look at it, it can not be black and white when I do not look at it, it can do it". So, when we talk to Fossil consumers and Michael Kors consumers, they want a smart watch with no compromises. "
Qualcomm is not ready to reveal details, but Kedia says the new hardware platform" will significantly change the Wear OS ecosystem. "With that in mind, you should probably think twice before making serious investments in Snapdragon Wear devices. 2100 in the coming months, which, as is possible, could include this so-called new LG watch that has just appeared on the FCC.