Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset for smartwatches with improved battery life

10 September 2018
Its CPU architecture still hasn't been updated from Cortex-A7, however.

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Same outdated ancient Qualcomm laziness. Wear OS is so dead.

  • Kangal

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2018Tiers work opposite to the way you think they do. Tier 1 is the ... moreYeah, I should've called them "Levels" instead.
Can't edit comments here unfortunately.

SamsungWatch 10nmSoC, 11 Sep 2018Samsung Watch has a 10nm SoC. Qualcomm, on the other hand, make... moreYou mean Galaxy Watch? Its SoC is based on 10nm wow didn't knew

ProJames, 10 Sep 2018I wanted 10nm A35/A55 cores. Guess the Exynos 9110 might be the ... moreQualcomm got one thing right though, smartwatch SoC should be Big-Small-Tiny.
The power savings of Wear3100 is mostly from the Tiny QCC1110 co-processor and that is because it's built on a 7nm process.
Qualcomm really has no excuse for using the ancient 28nm A7 as the Big AP, because A35 has been available since 2016 and A35 is more energy efficient and powerful.
A55 requires more battery capacity than a smartwatch form-factor can allow for multi-day use, so A55 while desirable won't be very practical.
Qualcomm recently announced SD429 and SD439 both based on 12nm process, so I was expecting Wear3100 to be at least a 12nm A35 AP.
The Small part of the SoC which is the DSP should also have included NPU/AIE to enable WearOS always-on Google Assitant.
I was also expecting Bluetooth 5.

  • Anonymous

Kangal, 11 Sep 2018Wearable technologies: Tier 1: 28nm, 32bit, 4x Cortex A7 uno... moreTiers work opposite to the way you think they do. Tier 1 is the top tier. And, Cortex-A36 doesn't exist yet.

  • SamsungWatch 10nmSoC

LG Superfan, 11 Sep 2018How about a 10nm watch SoCSamsung Watch has a 10nm SoC.
Qualcomm, on the other hand, makes a fool out of all of us!

  • Apple Watch 7nm?

I wonder if the new Apple Watch (to be unveiled tomorrow) would have a 7nm SoC...

How about a 10nm watch SoC

What a rubbish upgrade, again same as tablet market Android and Qualcomm completely ignores it, and as usual Apple with its watch or iPad miles ahead. Even Tizen Samsung Watch is way better than any Qualcomm or Android Wear watch available. Don't expect any improvement is Android Wear market any time soon

why why, 11 Sep 2018Actually an average user wont notice anything.. it's a smartwatc... more"Actually an average user wont notice anything.. it's a smartwatch, how much processing power do you want? i doubt u'll play asphalt on it. People are just blinded by numbers nowadays and dont look at the actual experience. a 7nm new arch for a smartwatch but with shit software will be shit anyway"

Exactly, people are just blinded by numbers and brands and can't see past their nose. I don't want to play asphalt on the watch obviously, and neither are other people so that was a dumb remark. I want to have the best battery life available (reasonably) and by two year old watch with way better SoC 7270 provides just that AND reasonably fast interface at the same time. 3 days with everything enabled in regular use and day 4 on energy saving (starting day 4 at ~20%).

Wow, a full 4 hours longer?!?! That means you will have to take off the watch like... still every day. These wearable battery lifes are a joke. This is why I am not getting one yet.

  • why why

Tooluka, 11 Sep 2018Ahahaha, how old is that 28nm A7 already? Apparently QC doesn't ... moreActually an average user wont notice anything.. it's a smartwatch, how much processing power do you want? i doubt u'll play asphalt on it.

people are just blinded by numbers nowadays and dont look at the actual experience. a 7nm new arch for a smartwatch but with shit software will be shit anyway

Ahahaha, how old is that 28nm A7 already? Apparently QC doesn't learn from their mistakes.

  • Anonymous

I don't think that's a good move. It shows you either have no faith in Smartwatches or are simply lazy and trying to rip off customers.

  • Kangal

Wearable technologies:

Tier 1:
28nm, 32bit, 4x Cortex A7 unoptimised

Tier 2:
16nm, 64bit, 4x Cortex A35 unoptimised

Tier 3:
10nm+, 64bit, 4x Cortex A35 Optimised

Tier 4:
7nm, 64bit, Optimised, 4x Cortex A36

...sigh, looks like we're still at Tier 1. Whilst both Apple and Samsung are on Tier 3 and perhaps Tier 4 in the coming months.

  • ZloiYuri

Crap. Actually rebranded 2100. Wear os is dead, guys.

Maybe the Samsung's Galaxy watches are way better, I say?

Seanyishere, 11 Sep 2018Really? You wanted a 64 bit processor? This one is a quad core... more64-bit benefits all devices.

Plus the newer cores are more efficient by design. They do more with the same (or the same with less)

ProJames, 10 Sep 2018I wanted 10nm A35/A55 cores. Guess the Exynos 9110 might be the ... moreReally? You wanted a 64 bit processor? This one is a quad core 32 bit processor. Which is definitely good enough for a watch.

3100=2100, 10 Sep 2018The tech specs of the 3100 are the same as of 2100. It seems ... moreIt's definitely not the same, especially when it has some AI features on board, plus it has a a separate process to perform the clock function to conserve energy. Also they are saying that it can run up to 15 hours with GPS, and the heart rate monitor continuously running.

So definitely not the same as the SD Wear 2100.