By Chris MorrisThe Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2018, 5:27:50Apple Watch will be the first smartwatch to use Qualcomm chips in the form of a heart rate monitor, an important milestone in the development of wearable devices that will power them for the first time.
Apple Watch is a new breed of smartwatch that’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, a chip that Qualcomm, a unit of Qualcomm Technologies, first made for Apple Watch in 2016.
The chip is similar to that used in smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which Apple announced in 2017.
The chip has two functions: a processor for the display and a GPS and accelerometer.
Apple Watch uses two separate processors, but Qualcomm says that it uses three for the heart rate display, two for the motion-tracking sensors and two for voice recognition.
The heart rate sensor, or a sensor that tracks the position of the wearer’s heart rate and communicates it to a watch app, uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, a dual-core processor that’s a lot like a smartphone.
Qualcomm says it uses four cores for the heartbeat sensor.
Apple’s Watch uses a custom processor that it calls the Apple Watch Pro, a custom version of the Qualcomm chip that has been in development for more than a year.
The Qualcomm chip was developed by Qualcomm Research.
Apple says the Apple watch is compatible with the Apple Pay mobile payment system, which was unveiled earlier this year.
Apple is not alone in using Qualcomm chips.
Android Wear, Google Glass, and the Pebble smartwatch have also used Qualcomm chips to power their devices.
Qualcomm has been working on developing chips for smartwatches for several years, but Apple Watch is the first to ship with a Snapdragon processor.
The iPhone 7 has a Qualcomm chip.
The iPhone 7 Plus is also based on Qualcomm chips and ships with a Qualcomm processor.