New Chip Launched For Children's Smart Watches

By July 04, 2018

Qualcomm is launching a chip in their new kid's smartwatch the  "Snapdragon Wear 2500 comes with 4G LTE" that uses sensor fusion technology to deliver more precise location tracking than GPS alone. It is smaller than Qualcomm’s current smartwatch chip package and uses less power and supports fitness and activity sensors.

The new chip, announced at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, also runs a five-megapixel camera for video calls. It can power voice commands and geofencing. There’s tap-to-pay technology included so children can buy everyday items at school.

For parents, smartwatches can introduce children to technology for less money than buying them a smartphone, Llamas said. Surfing the internet or playing mobile games is limited on a smartwatch. Because they’re wearable, they’re harder to misplace.

And location tracking allows parents to know where their children are.

Smartwatches for children aim to be part of this market growth. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2500 comes with an optimised version of Google’s Android operating system. It will be available shortly across Asia. 

Reference: 
"With Smartwatches For Children A Growing Trend, In China Above All, Qualcomm Launches Dedicated Chip", Lifestyle, South China Morning Post, 29 June 2018

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