AppoTech announces dual mode Bluetooth chipset CW6691P now supports world’s smallest heart rate sensing solution (ActivHearts) from WBD101 for the hearable market

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 03, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ever since Apple, Google and more smartphone makers started ditching the audio jack in a move to wireless audio, the market for wireless hearing devices has taken off. Within five years, there will be 285 million hearables in use, a growth rate of 46% a year, according to a new forecast from Juniper Research. Music & enhanced listening are the prime drivers of this new market, as the new research found, multimedia hearables (hearables focused on providing audio) will be the leading category, comprising over 50% of hearables used throughout the forecast period.

“Ever since launching our first MP3 chipset in 2005 and subsequently the world’s first single Bluetooth audio chip in 2014, AppoTech has always been in the forefront of wireless multimedia semiconductor technology,” says Mr. Chuck Cheng, Chairman, Founder and CEO of AppoTech. “By collaborating with WBD101, we now extend our product lineup into the hearables market.”

“Our goal is to ensure all Bluetooth earphones with SmartBody bio-sensing technology,” says Mr. Kow Ping, Founder and CEO of WBD101. “With AppoTech’s widely adopted Bluetooth chipset technology, we can now enable this new market at affordable price points.”

For more information regarding the availability of the CW6691P + SBS-1000 solution for the hearable markets, please contact the following:

CW6691P distributor – Mr. Joe Lam, Genesis Concern Ltd (
PCBA and earphones ODM/OEM – Skytech Creations Limited (
Earphones ODM / OEM – Up-Today Industrial Co., Ltd (

About AppoTech Limited
AppoTech is a semiconductor company who provides one-stop solution in IC design and application development. It was founded in 2003 by Mr. Cheng Cheuk Wing from Silicon Valley in the United States. AppoTech is headquartered in Hong Kong, and has wholly-owned subsidiaries and research and development offices in Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Taiwan, United States, and Canada. Our vision is to become one of the world’s leading IC design companies. We uphold our mission to build, optimize and integrate technology for leading the smart life. We will continue to deliver leading-edge technologies and solutions to our customers in meeting their demanding requirements.


About WBD101
Founded in 2012, Well Being Digital Limited (WBD101) is a Hong Kong based company whose first patents are dated back to 2008, incubated by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) it has offices in HKSTP and Shenzhen so as to provide very timely support to B2B customers during their designs, tests and production stages. WBD101 focuses on very sophisticated SmartBody Sensing Technology. Besides ActivHearts, it has highly accurate motion sensing technology (Mogo). Over the years, WBD101 won numerous international awards including the Best Wearable Mobile Tech Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Special & Gold Awards at the 43rd Geneva Inventions Conventions and 2016 WITSA Global ICT Award.

Products using ActivHearts include JBL Reflect Fit, Pioneer SEC-S801BT, Cleer EDGE Pulse and Hera Leto One.

WBD101 will also be at #CES2018, Sands Expo, Booth 45452.


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