Thursday, 30 January 2014

Qualcomm Toq SmartWatch with Mirasol Display Available in Black & White colors for $350

The smartwatch from Qualcomm, with the Mirasol display is now available to the consumers but not at a price which everyone would be able to have in mind as a budget for a smartwatch – $349.99. For those who are really interested, there are both Black and White colors available for the Qualcomm Toq, and one would now easily say that the Pebble Steel is quite better than this, at least because of the price of $249, for which there is an excellent steel strap too given along with a leather one.
Qualcomm Toq White on Amazon
Qualcomm Toq Black on Amazon

While on one end Samsung announced their Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which was well expected since long, the ARM chip building company Qualcomm have done something in the wearable devices category by announcing the Qualcomm Toq SmartWatch which is supposedly going to have a very long battery life, thanks to the Mirasol screen. Pronounced as “Talk”, the Qualcomm Toq is compatible with the Android 4.0.3 and later devices, which clearly means that it doesn’t run Android in itself.
Similar to the eInk technology, the Mirasol screen gets better by not limiting itself to the black and white, but displaying some colors too. Interestingly, there’s no power button provided by Qualcomm as they claim that the smartwatch would anyways come with a long battery life, and the charging won’t be an issue too as it would get charged through the Qualcomm’s WiPower wireless charging standard.
The display is made in such a way that there is enhanced visibility even under the bright sunlight, as it harnesses the light around it to offer crisp, clear images even in bright sunlight.

“Toq’s always on, always connected, always visible wearable technology gives you a ‘Digital 6th Sense,’ telling you what you need to know, when you need to know it, with just a glance at your wrist or a whisper in your ear. Toq is a showcase for the benefits of the Mirasol display, WiPower LE and stereo Bluetooth technologies and highlights the experience that the wearable category can provide,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm.
The SmartWatch looks excellent, with the wide strap just near the base of the watch dial, and it converges a lot. The Toq would be able to help in managing calls, text messages, and various notifications on the watch. Qualcomm says that there is a support for the Alljoyn developer framework, and thus the developers would be able to build apps for the Toq. As of now, there’s just the Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity that is possible to pair with the Android smartphones, but the company would come up with a second version of the smartwatch, called the “premium audio” edition, which would include a wireless stereo headphone support.
It’s a limited edition smartwatch from Qualcomm, so grab your chances to order one when it’s actually available for preordering or the direct sale. Check out the watch details at

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