Qualcomm has announced that its Toq Smartwatch will be available from Monday, December 2, 2013. Toq will cost $349.99 and can be ordered from toq.qualcomm.com. Here is Qualcomm’s description of Toq’s power efficiency, “Toq’s power profile is so low that it does not require an on/off button. Recharging Toq is hassle-free, as it also is the world’s first smartwatch to incorporate the Qualcomm® WiPower™ LE technology, enabling a true “drop and go” charging experience.”
Toq’s display is based on Mirasol, low-energy screen technology buitl by Qualcomm. This makes it clearly visible in direct sunlight. Toq follows the trend of smartwatches in the market spotting no buttons with the main aim of bringing smartphone notifications on your wrist.
Qualcomm has chosen a lightweight OS for their smartwatch with early testers reporting that Toq is more responsive than Samsung Galaxy Gear. With Toq, Qualcomm hopes to inspire other companies to utilize Mirasol, its display technology which has yet to achieve success.