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The smartwatch scene seems to be heating up with some major players entering the market and Qualcomm have added their name to the ring with their new Toq smartwatch.

Toq is a buttonless smartwatch with a full colour display and wireless charging. It has all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a smartwatch, like dismissing and answering calls, control your music, view messages and calendar appointments and more. To use these features the Toq will need to be paired with a phone running Android 4.0.3 or higher.

With the built-in Qualcomm Mirasol display, the Qualcomm Toq offers crisp clarity in almost any environment. Instead of using a typical backlit display, it harnesses the light around it to offer crisp, clear images even in bright sunlight.

The above statement has me wondering about visibility at night. Other smartwatches like the pebble still use a backlight for viewing at night and I would suspect that the Toq will include something similar that can be toggled on an as needed basis.

Wireless charging certainly is a nice feature and this is done by simply placing the watch in the case.


I will be watching all of these smartwatches quite closely, but so far none of them seem as simple as my Pebble, which I quite like.

Source: Qualcomm.
Via: Android Central.
Companies: Qualcomm