Qualcomm’s announcement of their new smartwatch chips makes the Google WearOS market more confusing, in my opinion. The problem with WearOS is that there is no real flagship watch that you know is the latest and greatest reflecting how Google thinks WearOS should work.

So, you would think the forthcoming Google Pixel watch will be that flagship, except that it is not going to have this new Qualcomm chip, instead it will use a Samsung chip. If that Samsung chip doesn’t match the performance of Qualcomm’s then Google’s own watch will not be a flagship.