Qualcomm Toq smartwatch will be priced at $349. The Qualcomm smartwatch will take on Samsung Galaxy Gear which is available at $300 in the U.S.
Unveiled in September, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has posted sales of 50,000 units globally. Daily sales of Galaxy Gear smartwatch to date are between 800 and 900 units, according to a report published in a Korean journal.
Recently, Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh Hyun at company’s second analyst meeting said there is room for improvement in the company’s first wearable device, and revealed that the company has not been 100 percent satisfied by the product.
The poor response to Gear is despite spending huge funds on promoting the new lifestyle device.
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is planning to launch its smartwatch early next year. Apple will launch its iWatch next year. Sony has smartwatches, but it is yet to officially announce its performance.
The limited edition Toq smartwatch features Mirasol always on power display, AllJoyn interactions and WiPower LE wireless charging.
Toq displays information at a glance with no on/off switch. Paired with a smartphone to receive notifications and content, it allows the watch to merge our physical and digital lives.
Using the Bluetooth wireless technology on the smartwatch, consumers will be to accept/reject calls, view text messages and meeting alerts, and selectively receive notifications from their smartphone.