Qualcomm, a company famous for its mobile processors powering smartphones is now venturing in to the hardware category. Jumping on the hottest trend at the Moment – the smart watches, the company is launching Toq smart watch. Pronounced as ‘Talk‘, the watch manages to offer several interesting features that make it different from Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, Sony Smart Watch 2, and others.
The Toq smart watch can be considered as a way of promoting Qualcomm technologies. It offers company’s Mirasol display which is very battery efficient. Another good point of this display is that its easily viewable even under direct sunlight. The battery can easily last 3-4 days of usage as compared to Galaxy Gears poor one day battery. There isn’t even an on off switch to start or stop the device. The watch also comes with WI power wireless charging technology which means it can be charged by just putting on its case.
The device has two modes which can be changed by tapping the lower half of the strap. One is a basic mode which lets you check the time, date, etc., but tap the strap twice and you can see the true powers of the watch. This mode lets you check messages, notifications, etc.
Key Features of Qualcomm Toq smart watch
Weighs just 90.7 grams
No buttons on the watch or its strap
Battery embedded in the strap
Pixel density of 223 ppi
200 MHz Cortex M3
3 to 5 days
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Supports Wireless Charging
Android 4.0.3 or above (JellyBean) through an app
iOS support coming in future
- Accept/ reject calls
- See text messages
- See Appointments
- Receive other notifications
- Price of Qualcomm Toq Smart watch
Pricing of Qualcomm Toq smart watch
Interestingly, Qualcomm is not hoping for a commercial success with the Toq watch as it simply wants to demonstrate the capabilities of Qualcomm’s technologies. So, the watch is priced quite heavily at $349 when compared to Galaxy Gear costing $299.