Qualcomm Toq

Price is set at $349, includes wireless charging dock

Qualcomm has opened preorders for the Toq smartwatch, offering the black model for $350 and shipping in 1-3 weeks. We first heard about the Toq last September, when Qualcomm clearly perched it against the Galaxy Gear. Promising a better screen and better battery life than the Gear, as well as compatibility with any brand of Android smartphone, they made no qualms about calling the Gear out by name.

The 1.5-inch Mirasol display is always-on, and said to be visible without any back lighting. Combined with full use of the AllJoyn Notification Framework, the Toq sounds like the perfect wearable for a budding developer or technology junkie.

But the $349 price tag is going to be hard to swallow for many, and while the hardware and software are intriguing, it's not likely to fare well against models from other manufacturers with much smaller price tags. We get the feeling that while Qualcomm would enjoy huge retail success, they are going after the developer market with this one.

For more information, and to preorder a Toq for yourself, see the link below.

Source: Qualcomm Toq store


Reader comments

Qualcomm now taking preorders for Toq smartwatch


I've seen one in person. The display technology really makes the thing work, but the price is hard to swallow for consumers. Qualcomm knows this though. It's a more of a developer device to push Mirasol for this type of application, since there are quite a few manufacturers doing smart watches now.

I finally got rid of my watch when I got a cell phone 20 years ago. Interesting to see them try to come back in style.

Wait, they're making it? When they unveiled it they said it wouldn't be a product, it was just an OEM tech demo to hopefully be produced by others. I had been hopeful it would be picked up by someone with real marketing chops and software skill so we'd be certain third-party support would be there. I'm less confident in it this way.

They always said they'd be selling a limited number of them; they're just trying to demo the technology rather than make it a mass market product themselves.

I'd get one if you could change the band; with the battery built as part of the band, though, that doesn't work so well. Hello, Pebble.

If this was $200, i would get rid of my sony smart watch 2.... But $350 is way to much!

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