Published Date : Jun 28, 2017
Snapdragon Wear 1200 by Qualcomm intends to make tracking, in every way, easier and better. From tracking kids to elderly, the new and upgraded device is expected to fix the issues that exist better extremely expensive smartwatches and everyday fitness bands. The new chip was disclosed by Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. It is said to use a part of regular cellular network known as LTEIoT, which is a power-efficient technology yet to be commercialized.
Once the technology is rolled out, it is likely to connect trackers and cellular network for a longer duration. Qualcomm’s earlier connected chips were purely meant for developing kids’ watches and elderly trackers. This Snapdragon Wear 1100 also required frequent charging, which became its key drawback.
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The company stated that its latest chip will use lower-bandwidth IoT to improve the battery life as it will last a week without charging or even longer. Despite being connected to Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell towers the device will have a power-efficient standby mode. The company also intends to target pet owners to who like to track their pets and avoid any mishaps. With plans to embed features such as LTE voice calls and music streaming Snapdragon 1200 wearables will also try to gain attention of fitness freaks in the near future.
However, all of this will require compatible networks, which are still a missing part of the puzzle. Borqs and Quanta are expected to design the devices that will use Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1 networks. These networks don’t allows too much data and use little power.