A versatile smartwatch that lacks a cameraQualcomm has revealed that it plans to launch its limited edition Toq smart watch on December 2nd, which also happens to be Cyber Monday, a popular online shopping day in the US. The smart watch, which was revealed by the chipset manufacturer in a surprise move at the Uplinq conference this year, can be purchased through the company website, at a starting price of $349.99. Toq works best with Android 4.3 Jellybean, but is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and above. It connects to your Android device over Bluetooth and can be used to accept/reject calls, read text messages, and view alerts and selected notifications. The Toq smart watch features a Mirasol display, an always-on reflective display technology that uses ambient light. The smartwatch will be launched with optional stereo Bluetooth headsets (one for each ear), which will be sold separately.
A convenient feature is the wireless charging base, which can also be used to charge the Bluetooth headsets. With a 3-day battery life, you need to charge the Toq only 2-3 times a week. The smart watch comes preloaded with AccuWeather and the E*Trade stock app. Qualcomm says it will continue to provide software updates to to Toq to increase its functionality.
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