toq_2Qualcomm subsidiary, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, has released the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced ‘talk’) smartwatch. On the same day Samsung launched its smartwatch avatar, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, no less.

With Toq, consumers will be able to manage smartphone calls, text messages, meeting reminders and various notifications from their wrist. Developers will also be able to tap into the Qualcomm framework to send program notifications to the smartwatch.

toqToq was in development for two years, and features proprietary Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Mirasol display, wireless charging by Qualcomm WiPower LE, and Bluetooth audio. Toq has no on/off buttons, its capacitive display consumes so little power that it does not need to be switched off, says Qualcomm.

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs (Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm): 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.    

Qualcomm will continue adding functionality to Toq through software upgrades, says the company.  

At launch, Toq will be compatible with Android mobile devices.

[Images courtesy: Qualcomm]

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