Qualcomm also disclosed its Wearable Ecosystem Accelerator program to help OEMs speed up the development of new products. The new Wear platform is replacing WearOS on smartwatches from major brands like Fossil, Garmin, and Samsung itself moving forward. It has made hardware announcements that will power new Wear-based watches.
Pankaj Kedia, senior director & global head, smart wearables, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said that “Our Snapdragon Wear platforms are driving the industry, powering smartwatches for kids, seniors, and adults and smart trackers for pets and accessories. We are significantly growing our investments in leading-edge ground-up silicon, platforms, and technologies and plan to roll out new Snapdragon Wear platforms across segments over the next year to meet our long-term vision. Qualcomm Technologies is actively collaborating with its customers and partners intending to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumers.”
Qualcomm also announced its Wearable Ecosystem Accelerator program to help manufacturers speed up the development and commercialization of new wearable products. The program will encompass device manufacturers (ODMs), service providers, platform players, independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs), and system integrators collaborate with OEMs to develop new products. The inaugural Qualcomm Wearables Ecosystem Summit will be held in Fall 2021.