Yesterday, we had news that Qualcomm introduced a low-function chip for simple wearables. Today, we’re seeing news about how it’ll be used.
Aricent announced at the big Computex show the ADAPT wearables platform for children, a reference design that will help companies quickly build products around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 1100 chip. That chip includes motion detectors as well as radios for GPS, WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth. Notably, display functions are not included.
A release from Aricent also said that the well-known industrial design company frog would support its design efforts.
It’s not clear if this out of the ADAPT platform or if it’s just more evidence of Qualcomm’s interest in the kids’ market, but WeBandz announced a child location dongle based on the Wear 1100 chip, shipping at the end of the year.