The continued growth of Wear OS as a smart wearable operating system has certainly inspired countless OEMs and companies to each come up with their own Wear OS-powered watches. With the recent announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1 chipsets, new information reveals that the chips might be seen on new devices very soon.
More specifically, tech giant Oppo and wearables specialist Mobvoi have both stated that they are working on new products, which will make use of the newly-announced Qualcomm chips. Franco Li, OPPO Associate Vice President, President of IoT Business, stated that OPPO and Qualcomm have worked together for a long time, and that the latest Oppo Watch 3 is set to launch in August, as the first smartwatch to be powered by the W5 chip.
Meanwhile, Mobvoi CEO Zhifei Li commented that their team is “excited” about the new differentiated features brought over by the Snapdragon W5+ chip, adding that the company has been working closely with Qualcomm for the next TicWatch flagship wearable. He also mentioned that the upcoming product will be launched this coming fall.
The new W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1 come with significant performance improvements, and will succeed Qualcomm’s slightly older Wear 4100 chipset, which itself has been used in several smartwatches. We’ll be sure to have more updates as both companies reveal more information in the coming weeks and months.
Source: Talk Android