Update: We just found out that the device will retail for "about $300". Pre-orders start immediately, and it should enter the market in early October. Be sure to sign-up at the source link.
If the fact that the Galaxy Gear will be a Samsung device-only affair has you down, Qualcomm wants to help. They too are getting into the smart watch game and have announced the Qualcomm Toq — a wearable that has quite a bit of nice hardware features on board.
The low-power Mirasol display means no back lighting is required, and that the Toq absolutely sips the battery life. In fact, there is no power switch on the device at all. The always-on device will last days between charges, which are simple to do thanks to the built-in wireless charging in the Toq's case.
Like all smart watches, consumers will be able to manage smartphone calls, text messages, meeting reminders and various notifications from their wrist. All from any smart phone running Android 4.0.3 or higher. For developers (Qualcomm's bread and butter) the Toq app will connect to the watch, which uses the AllJoyn Notification Services Framework. This one will be a hackers dream.
Also available will be a new type of wireless Bluetooth headset that pairs with the watch, sitting outside the ear canal. The headset features individual woofers and tweeters for great sound quality. These also charge wirelessly through the Toq case.
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