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Introducing Blocks

Inside Blocks

Low power

Casing

A chip off the old Blocks

Processing power

Hot-swapping

What are the building blocks of a great smartwatch? Startup Blocks Wearables thinks it knows. Its module device, Blocks, starts with one of three displays, but you can snap in modules to add more power and capabilities.

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Diving in, this circular option has a processor, Bluetooth and battery, in addition to a touchscreen panel and other sensors.

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The Blocks modules run on ultra-low-power ARM processors.

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Another look at Blocks' internal wiring.

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These next two slides take a closer look at the processors that go into smart devices.

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The Blocks is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset.

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Conveniently, you won't have to power the watch down to swap out modules.

Learn more about the Blocks wearable here.

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