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Introducing Blocks

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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Inside Blocks

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

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Low power

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

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Casing

Another look at Blocks' internal wiring.

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A chip off the old Blocks

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

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Processing power

The Blocks is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset.

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Hot-swapping

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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