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Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is here, priced at $350

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Nov 2013 23:31 User comments (2)

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is here, priced at $350 Qualcomm has made their Toq smartwatch available, after announcing the wearable device in September.
Toq devices go on sale directly from the company on December 2nd, selling at $350 directly rivaling the Galaxy Gear.

The Android-based device uses the company's Mirasol low-energy display tech, which has struggled to catch on with other device makers. The tech will make reading the device in direct sunlight easier, and will make battery life significantly better than rival devices.

Qualcomm says the device will last five days per charge, compared to one day for the Galaxy Gear.

Users can connect to all Android 4.0.3 or higher devices to accept calls, read texts, notifications and reminders, as well as control music playback. Additionally, the device can pull stock quotes, weather and will feature different watch face designs.

For charging, you can "simply set the device down on its case to charge the Toq without the need for plugs or clunky cables" adds the company.

Tags: Qualcomm Toq

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2 user comments

119.11.2013 15:31

What CRAP!!!!!!!!

What kinda dingbat would buy into this with SERIOUS INTENT???

Nothing like pushing your 400 dollar Android phone into the 750 dollar range simply for the lame luxury (not a luxury much) of seeing your texts and who's calling on a stupid watch. Who cares about music playback as the phone works fine.

This is such an attempt at staying relevant........something Qualcomm has been having difficulty with for so long. It's gonna fail about as hard as 3D tv for the home.

So now people will be essentially doubling their carry load. And what do they get you ask???????..............WOW!.......the ability to connect bluetooth to the TOQ instead of the phone directly (which are BOTH in your pockets) for phone calling which in turn will increase latency dramatically.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Nov 2013 @ 15:34

219.11.2013 20:37

Originally posted by hearme0:
This is such an attempt at staying relevant........something Qualcomm has been having difficulty with for so long. It's gonna fail about as hard as 3D tv for the home.
I agree with your thoughts on the watch, but not on Qualcomm. The company is the top chip maker in the mobile industry by a long shot. Their consumer devices have flopped, but they are likely trying to push this watch so that other OEMs start licensing the Mirasol tech or other patents.

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