Qualcomm has just started taking pre-orders for its Toq smartwatch which is priced at$349.99. Consumers interested in getting this device may do so by ordering it at the company website which is expected to ship out by December 2. Included in the package are Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch, Qualcomm WiPower LE wireless charger, AC Adapter & USB Cable, and Quick Start Guides.
Qualcomm Toq Technical Specifications
- Weight: 3.2oz
- Wrist Band Size Range: 6 inches to 8.7 inches
- Display Size: 1.55in
- Display DPI/PPI: 222ppi
- Display Technology: Qualcomm Mirasol: I.M.O.D.
- Touch Screen: Capacitive
- Smart Phone Software Compatibility: Requires Android version 4.0.3; Jelly Bean and above preferred.
- Battery Life: Multiple days between charges
- Charging Technology: Qualcomm WiPower LE – Magnetic Resonance Charging
- Battery Capacity: 240mAh
- Bluetooth: BT 3.0
- AllJoyn Enabled: Yes
- Vibration: Yes
- Airplane Mode: Yes
One of the main features of this device is that it uses a Mirasol display which consumes a low amount of power. This makes the battery life of the device last longer compared to other smartwatches in the market today. The company describes this as “technology uses the natural light around it, unlike traditional LCD displays which are backlit, to allow the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch display to become more visible in bright sunlight and to last for multiple days on a single wireless charge.”
Mirasol displays are similar to e-ink displays in a sense that they both have slow refresh rates and don’t suck power when left on.
Despite being an always on device (there’s no power button) battery life can still reach up to 2 days which is already impressive since it uses a full color touchscreen display. When the device needs charging it can do so wirelessly using the included WiPower LE wireless charger.
As far as compatibility goes the Toq will easily pair up with a device running on Android 4.03 Jelly Bran and above. You won’t need to constantly check your smartphone since notifications will be sent straight to the smartwatch.
If you are interested in getting this device then you should head over to the link below to pre-order it. What’s available right now is the black version with the white version still coming soon.