News & Reviews: Qualcomm Toq Malaysia price
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2013
When the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch came out we were wondering when it would be available and for how much as many of the features on it made it an interesting entry into the growing smartwatch market. Well, the good news is that Qualcomm have revealed the pricing at $349 (RM1111) from 2 December 2013. Unfortunately, this is also the bad news. If you need to see how the Toq measures up to the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony SmartWatch 2 check out our earlier comparison article. Suffice to say, we're a little down because for what it can do complete with the available tech specs and features, it does less than the Galaxy Gear but costs more (the Samsung Galaxy Gear costs RM999 in Malaysia). Again, we're put in mind that the Toq, like the Galaxy Gear before it, is actually a beta device and is more out there to test the waters, get user feedback and prep the market for a better smartwatch. Hopefully that is the case. It is also fully compatible with any Android smartphone from Android 4.0.3. If you're still interested, check out the Qualcomm Toq site. Check out the video in this article for a refresher of the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013
They may be just accessories for now, but smartwatches mark the trend for the next step of mobile computing devices in the form of wearable computers. While development on smartwatches have been on for the past couple of years, most of it has involved independent developers like the creators of the Pebble smartwatch which crowdfunded it's development. Quite recently, better known tech companies have taken a crack at it with the Sony SmartWatch 2, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Qualcomm Toq. Which one reigns supreme and which one would we buy? Read on and find out.
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2013
Qualcomm has officially joined the smartwatch race by it's official announcement of the Toq smartwatch. While in terms of functionality, the Toq doesn't differ that much from other previous Bluetooth notification remote devices, what sets it apart is the Mirasol screen it uses. Mirasol is like a hybrid version of LCD and e-ink displays, so it offers the energy efficiency of an e-ink display with the colour clarity of an LCD. Going for a button-less display, everything is run from the capacitive screen which certainly looks sharp and clear. Tech specs weren't really available at the time of announcement but it looks to offer the ability to receive calls through a bluetooth headset and charge wirelessly through Qualcomm's own wireless charging technology. There are no external ports on the Toq as it connects through WiFi or Bluetooth.