Qualcomm introduces Toq smartwatch to join the growing trend of wearable tech


toqI guess one of the main highlights of this year’s IFA 2013 would be the fact that smartwatches are set to make a splash in the consumer electronics industry pretty soon, although whether they would make it big or not is another thing to consider. After all, there are no guarantees that the smartwatch would end up creating an explosive niche market, but neither are there ominous signs that the smartwatch industry is headed for a failed direction. In fact, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was announced to great aplomb, while we also have Qualcomm announcing their Toq smartwatch. I know right, who would have thought that Qualcomm would have rolled out a smartwatch instead of the next hot mobile processor.

The Toq smartwatch is tipped for a Q4 release sometime later this year, where it is meant to function as a second display to your smartphone. Sporting proprietary Mirasol display technology, you can be sure that the Toq smartwatch is a sight to behold, thanks to a revolutionary reflective, low-power display which allows an always on viewing experience. Not only that, the Toq smartwatch is a snap to juice up whenever its batteries start to run low, thanks to wireless charging capability by Qualcomm WiPower LE technology as well as a true stereo Bluetooth audio experience.

Toq has been described to be “always on, always connected, always visible wearable technology” that offers users a ‘Digital 6th Sense’, informing you of what you need to know and when you need to know it with a single glance of your wrist. It will definitely do its bit in letting the Mirasol display’s capability shine, not to mention showcasing WiPower LE and stereo Bluetooth technologies. It is said that the color capacitive touchscreen display will be able to last for days before the battery runs out of juice, and juicing it up is a snap as well, where the Qualcomm WiPower LE technology opens up the door for a true “drop and go” charging experience.

The Toq smartwatch will play nice with Android 4.0.3 and above mobile devices when it rolls out. Would you settle for this or the Galaxy Gear from Samsung?

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