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Fossil’s first Snapdragon Wear 3100-based smartwatch is a colorful and sporty one

Fossil today has unveiled its first smartwatch based on the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 wearable platform. It’s called the Fossil Sport and as the name indicates, it’s a smartwatch aimed at health and activity enthusiasts.

At the same time, the Fossil Sport is perhaps the most colorful Fossil smartwatch yet. The product will be launched in two case sizes (41 and 43 mm respectively), six colorways and with 28 silicon strap options.

The Fossil Sport is based on the newly  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 675 processor with a focus on gaming

Qualcomm’s 600 series of Snapdragon processors is growing again.

The Snapdragon 675 features Kryo 460 CPU with eight cores: two performance and six efficiency. Qualcomm claims that the Kryo 460 offers a 20 percent overall performance improvement over its predecessor. The company adds that it’s focused on gaming performance with the SD675, taking steps like working with game developers and making optimizations for games and game engines like Unity and Unreal. Also of note is that the GPU in the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 brings lag-free gaming to mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest mid-range platform is aimed squarely at gamers.

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 in recent months, and the vendor is now launching the Snapdragon 675. The latest mid-range chipset shares a lot of the same hardware as the Snapdragon 670, but Qualcomm says it optimized the platform to facilitate smoother game play, prioritized connectivity, improved AI capabilities, better throughput and latency, all the while eliminating stutter by up to 90%.

Qualcomm is  [Read More…]

Chrome may soon embrace Snapdragon laptops with native ARM version

A native ARM version of Chrome could bring better performance to the table.

One downside to picking up a Windows 10 on ARM laptop built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform is that traditional desktop apps require emulation, which brings an inevitable performance hit. But Chrome, the most popular browser on the market, could be close to circumventing that limitation.

Speaking in an interview with Android Authority at Arm TechCon, Qualcomm’s senior director of product management, Miguel Nunes, confirmed  [Read More…]

The first Wear OS smartwatch powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 goes on sale

The first smartwatch powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which was unveiled last month, is now available for purchase. It’s called the Montblanc Summit 2 and it’s a premium intelligent timepiece with pricing kicking off at a hefty $ 995.

The Summit 2 arrives with a 42mm case and features a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 327ppi. Montblanc offers up to 11 interchangeable straps to choose from including calfskin, rubber sport, nylon or Milanese steel. As for the  [Read More…]

LG Announces the Watch W7, Without Snapdragon 3100

Alongside the V40 ThinQ, LG announced their latest wearable, the LG Watch W7. This smartwatch is the successor to the previous LG Watch Urbane and is, of course, another Android Wear device by the company. The W7 features a first for Android Wear devices, and that is having 2 mechanical hands!

The hands are obviously the main selling point for the Watch W7, as some other specs are somewhat disappointing. With the mechanical hands, you can tell time even if  [Read More…]

Qualcomm released the Snapdragon Wear 3100 putting focus on battery life for Wear OS

Great news for smartwatch fans as Qualcomm has finally released their brand new chip for Wear OS. The new Snapdragon Wear 3100 includes high-performance quad-core A7 processors, a highly efficient integrated DSP, and an ultra-low power co-processor. What makes this great news is the next generation of Wear OS watches should have even better battery life.

Battery Life

Extending the life of your smartwatch is the main focus behind the Snapdragon Wear 3100. The new co-processor the Qualcomm QCC1110 is optimized for  [Read More…]

Battery life is the biggest reason to care about Snapdragon Wear 3100

If you care about battery life, you’re going to want to make sure your next watch has this processor.

The biggest limitation for any mobile gadget is battery life. It’s often not a matter of whether your phone or watch can do something, but what the cost of that something is in battery life. And much like your phone, it’s really important for your watch to last you the entire day no matter what you do with  [Read More…]

Montblanc Summit 2 is the first Wear OS watch with the Snapdragon Wear 3100

You’ll be able to buy the watch this October for an unknown price.

Today at an event in San Francisco, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 as its next-generation processor for Google’s Wear OS. A few partners have already been confirmed to be working on hardware with the new chip, including Fossil and Louis Vuitton, but Montblanc will be the very first company to release a 3100-powered watch.

Following up on the Summit that was released last  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the new high-tier Snapdragon 670

The new Snapdragon 670 represents a strong push by Qualcomm to bring a little feature parity between its Premium (800 series) and High (600-series) tier phones. In the past, the 800-series has always gotten the latest and greatest features, while the 600 series was left in the dark with older ones.

The 670, however is quite the beast. Its Cryo 360 CPU features two performance cores (rated at 2.2GHz) and six efficiency cores (rated at 1.7GHz), for a total of  [Read More…]