Tech companies aren’t the only giants who see potential in networked computers on the wrist. American watchmaker Timex will announce a cellular-connected smartwatch this week in conjunction with Qualcomm and AT&T
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Qualcomm added voice input to the Toq smartwatch, showing off both its hardware and Nuance’s software. Toq Talk is limited to text messages for now but is another recent example of how we’ll interact with our wearables in the near future.
HTC has a trio of wearables in the works: a possible rebadge of the Toq, a music-playing bracelet and perhaps most intriguing, a watch built around Google Now.
Want a smartwatch with color display that runs for days on a charge? Qualcomm’s Toq is one option and the device is now available for pre-order. Expect to pay $349 though because it’s a showcase of Qualcomm’s technology.
Qualcomm announced that its foray into the smartwatch realm, the Toq, will be available starting next month.
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.
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.