Last year, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 2500 which is specifically designed for kid’s smartwatches with better battery optimization than the old models. Afterwards, Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 3100 for the smartwatches to make them have even better battery life.
Qualcomm came up with an idea of having two processors in one. Hence, they introduced 3100 chip which has a secondary low-power processor whose job is to process when the smartwatch is idle. This technology saves around 20% of energy which eventually improves the battery life of the smartwatch. However, this improvement can vary given the fact that there are other factors too which affect the battery life (for e.g. Softwares and battery capacity etc). But still, you may witness a positive change unless the battery of the smartwatch has a low mAH charge.
Moreover, Qualcomm claims to have an improved GPS battery handling with this chip. Mostly, the batteries of the smartphone run out of charge after 10 hours of continuous usage with GPS. This 3100 chip is designed to run GPS for 15 hours continuously, which is impressive.
Apart from the above two features mentioned above, the 3100 chip is nearly the same as its predecessor which is 2100 chip. The secondary processor is an addition but the primary processor is the same as the old model. Other than battery life improvement, there will be no performance improvement in the next-generation smartwatches having this chip. Hence, Smartwatch manufacturers should be looking to increase the RAM to improve the performance considering the demand for multitasking. Since the current generation offers 4GBs in the smartwatches, they can opt for 6GBs for the next generation wearables.