Smartwatches are often criticized for their low battery back up but now MediaTek has launched a new chip – MT2523 – with which smartwatches can last for more than a week, the chipmaker claims.
Designed for active and fitness smart watches, it is also said to be world’s first system-in-package (SiP) to offer GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy, and a MIPI-supported high-resolution mobile screen.
As per Mediatek, “The MT2523 combines long battery life, high-quality display technology, and small chip size to provide for optimum user experience. The SiP’s printed circuit board area is 41 percent smaller than competitors’ solutions. In comparison to other wearables, devices powered by MT2523 can last more than a week on one battery charge.”
“The MT2523, with its combination low power and rich features, marks a significant step forward for the smart watch and wristband industries, said JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president and general manager of IoT (Internet of Things) business unit. “Power combined with efficiency has always been the hallmark of MediaTek technology solutions and we are leading the charge in bringing this know-how to IoT products.”