After two-plus years, Qualcomm has finally announced an update to their
With the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, Wear OS is now able to support three different modes: an enhanced ambient mode, a dedicated sports experience, and a traditional watch mode.
Enhanced Ambient Mode
Instead of a low res black and white display in ambient mode, the new enhanced mode will now support a smooth second hand, live complications, better brightness, and up to 16
Dedicated Sports Experiences
The dedicated sports experience will allow swimmer and runners to be active for
Traditional Watch Mode
This mode allows the user to use the basic watch functions for up to a week without having to charge the device. This will be great for people who are travelling and might not have access to a charger.
We won’t even need to wait that long to see these watches hit the market.
Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton, and Montblanc all have announced that they will have some Wear OS watches with the Snapdragon 3100 by the 2018 holiday season. Montblanc even went a step further to
If these new features sound exciting to you (they certainly are for me) I would say the Fossil Group is probably your best bet for a smartwatch that will be priced more reasonably.