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Qualcomm’s new wearable SoC won’t ignite a stagnant market

Qualcomm has launched a new wearable chip for its Snapdragon Wear family, but don’t place any bets on the silicon giant making any great portion of its future revenue from wearables. The consumer appetite for the devices seems to have stalled, and there’s not much the likes of Qualcomm appear to be able to do about it.

As with the smart home, the wearables market is another IoT flagship that has failed to sail with any great impact. Sure, they are shipping in volume, but the enthusiasm for wearables has greatly diminished in the consumer press – a vehicle that should be a driver for consumer wearables.

So Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor is a sensible co

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