Samsung is not the only company that unveiled its smartwatch yesterday. The U.S based chip maker Qualcomm has also announced the launch of its first smartwatch called Toq yesterday at its Uplinq 2013 event.
According to the press release issued by the company, Qualcomm Toq is a limited edition smartwatch that will only be available in U.S for a price of USD $300. The company is planning to release 10 thousands units,including the “Premium Audio Edition,” which comes with wireless headphones that let the user listen to music or make calls.
As far as specifications of the Toq is concerned, it features its own 1.55-inch Mirasol colour touch display having 288×192 pixel resolution, and is powered by ARM Cortex M3 processor. The Mirasol display in smartwatch is claimed to offer great outdoor viewing experience as well as less power consumption in comparison to OLED or LED display.
In addition, the smartwatch also includes Bluetooth, a battery better than Galaxy Gear, and support wireless charging. The smartwatch is compatible with all kinds of Android smartphone and connects with Bluetooth and shows notifications, allows users to control music playback or let them decide whether to answer a call or decline it.
“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. Toq is a showcase for the benefits of the Mirasol display, WiPower LE and stereo Bluetooth technologies and highlights the experience that the wearable category can provide,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm.