Some thoughts on smartwatches (including Samsung GalaxyGear)

As someone who loves connected devices, I love the concept of smart watches and what the future will bring. What I don’t much care about are the current implementations including the much ballyhooed Samsung Galaxy Gear. Here are my mostly non-tech reasons.

Qualcomm reveals Toq smartwatch with advanced color display and wireless charging

Guess who else has a smartwatch: Qualcomm (s qcom) CEO Paul Jacobs revealed Toq, the company’s own wearable product, at its Uplinq developer conference Wednesday. Toq features advanced display technology based on Qualcomm’s Mirasol tech that lets you use the color display in bright sunlight, as well as an interesting take on charging: Toq’s wireless charger is integrated into the headset carrying case. Toq, which seems to be more developer-focused, is going to be available in limited quantities in the fourth quarter. Check out a demo video on YouTube.