Qualcomm Shows Off Limited Edition SmartWatch

Qualcomm Shows Off Limited Edition SmartWatchQualcomm has confirmed plans to launch its own smartwatch by the end of this year, but as a limited edition product more aimed at stimulating the market than dominating it.

Designed to serve as a second display to a smartphone, the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch will feature its own Mirasol display technology, a reflective, low-power display that enables an always on viewing experience, wireless charging by WiPower LE technology and stereo Bluetooth audio.

“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,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm.

The colour capacitive touchscreen display is always on – similar to a traditional watch – with days of battery life before the device needs to be recharged. In fact, Toq’s power profile is so low that it does not require an on/off button.

With Toq, consumers will be able to manage smartphone calls, text messages, meeting reminders and various notifications from their wrist. Developers also will be able to send program notifications to the smartwatch through the Qualcomm Toq app, which supports the AllJoyn Notification Services Framework.

Qualcomm said that it will continue adding functionality to Toq through software upgrades.

At launch, Toq will be compatible with Android 4.0.3 and above mobile devices.

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