Technology giant Qualcomm says its Connected Experiences subsidiary will release a Qualcomm-branded smartwatch by the end of this year. The Qualcomm Toq will use the company’s low-power Mirasol display, ensuring the colour touchscreen display is always on. It’ll also feature wireless charging and a stereo Bluetooth audio connection.
Users will be able to manage calls, text messages, reminders and other notifications by linking Toq to any smartphone running Android 4.0.3 and above.
Dr Paul Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm, said “Toq’s always on, always connected, always visible wearable technology gives you a ‘Digital 6th Sense,’ telling you what you need to know, when you need to know it, with just a glance at your wrist or a whisper in your ear. Toq is a showcase for the benefits of the Mirasol display, WiPower LE and stereo Bluetooth technologies and highlights the experience that the wearable category can provide. Toq not only represents a long history of technological innovation for Qualcomm, but it also demonstrates our commitment to delivering the breakthrough technologies that redefine the ways we interact with each other and the world around us.”
Qualcomm’s Toq will be launched in the USA; availability elsewhere hasn’t been confirmed.