Qualcomm Toq to rival Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Wireless chip major Qualcomm will launch Qualcomm Toq smartwatch in Q4 of 2013. It will compete with Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which is available from September.

The company did not share pricing details.

Also, final specifications are not available. Qualcomm, which competes with Samsung Galaxy Gear, will make value addition to Toq before the launch of the smartwatch in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Both Samsung Galaxy Gear and Qualcomm Toq offer almost similar functions. But Samsung Galaxy Gear is more feature rich. ( Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear, Note 10.1 2014 Edition target BYOD )

Samsung Galaxy Gear can only be used along with another Galaxy phone. It is a major drawback. That’s why global market intelligence agency IHS said Galaxy Gear will not be successful in the current form. ( Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will not be successful: IHS )

Qualcomm Toq features Qualcomm Mirasol low-power display technology that enables an always on viewing experience.

TOQ smartwatch headsets black

“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,” said Qualcomm CEO Paul E Jacobs.

Qualcomm has also made several announcements at its ongoing Uplinq event.

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