Non-Apple smartwatches are about to get interesting again


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Non-Apple smartwatches are about to get interesting again

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It's no secret that the Apple Watch is a dominant force in the smartwatch market. And it's likely going to get more popular after its expected refresh on Sept. 12, when it will most likely get a larger screen and haptic feedback sensors. In total, the soon-to-be-released version of the Apple Watch will probably bring more people to buy a smartwatch and increase Apple's lead over the competition.

But Qualcomm, one of Apple's biggest rivals, is preempting the iPhone maker just a few days before its big event with the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform. The chipset was designed by Qualcomm in tandem with Google's Wear OS team and promises to bring better battery life to the next-generation of Wear OS watches. Furthermore, it might be the resurgence that Wear OS needs.

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