Qualcomm is the worlds leading designer and manufacturer of mobile System on Chip (SoC). The Snapdragon series of SoC has been hugely successful for them. The Qualcomm Toq (pronounced “talk”) Smartwatch is a demonstration of Qualcomm’s prowess. From the silicon that runs the watch to the Mirasol display and Wireless Power WiPower LE charging, it’s designed to showcase Qualcomm’s ingenuity and engineering.
Like most smart watches at the moment, it has to be paired with an Android phone to receive most of its smarts, requiring the paired device to run Android 4.0.3 Jelly Bean or above. Using the Mirasol Display technology the Toq should last up to 3 days before recharging.
The specifications of the Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch are:
|Wristband Size Range||6 inches to 8.7 inches|
|Android Compatibility||Requires 4.0.3; Jelly Bean and up preferred|
|Smartwatch Weight||3.2 oz.|
|Display DPI/PPI||222 ppi|
|Display Technology||Qualcomm® MirasolTM : I.M.O.D.|
|Touch Screen||Yes – Capacitive|
|Battery Life||Multiple days between charges|
|Charging Technology||Wireless:Qualcomm® WiPowerTM LE|
|Battery Capacity||240 mAh|
The black Toq is available for pre-order now, with shipping within 1 to 3 weeks. The Toq costs US$ 349 and is only available to be shipped to US addresses, though if you are really keen, then there are definitely ways to get around the US only requirement. You can order the Toq from here.
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