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The Qualcomm Toq is a limited run device, but it seems there are enough floating around that Qualcomm isn't handling all the sales itself. The Toq debuted on the Qualcomm site last week, but now you can buy the device from Amazon with free Prime shipping for the same $349.99 price.

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The Toq is a little more expensive than the recently released Galaxy Gear, but it uses a color Mirasol screen for profoundly long battery life. It has a somewhat limited suite of apps and functions, but should work fine with any Android device running 4.0.3 or higher. With Qualcomm only planning to do a limited run, it's not clear what future the device really has (other than to show off Mirasol).

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Amazon only has the black version of the watch, but the white hasn't even launched on Qualcomm's site yet. It's still just "coming soon." Even if you try to get a black Toq from Qualcomm, it still lists a 1-2 week ship date. An Amazon order should be in your hands much faster.

[Qualcomm Toq]

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  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

    Still not ready to get behind this... But I really want someone to get it right :-/ I have no idea what it would need to do to make me go wow, this is what I need

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    IMHO this is the first smartwatch to get it right. Who want a watch that needs to be charged every 8 hours? The Mirasol display has found its killer utility here. Other smartwatch makers will have to provide huge battery life + color displays to compete with the Toq. Huge step forward.

    • David Sousa

      The problem is the support. It is said the future is unclear.

      For now, I'll keep my Pebble. Yes, it's limited, but support is going strong, there is a new SDK coming soon (already beta), and I can program everything from my phone and push it to the device. Strong battery life, and it looks great.

      The Mirasol display, however, is something to envy.

  • fsdgasdg

    this what a smart watch need;
    amazing battery life.
    based on google now
    always listen mode

    • John charitos

      that and always on display too and would make the perfect watch. I have the SW2 and so many times i wish had a google now feature.
      p.s. Most likely Apple / Google will get it right with siri/ google now

      • JJCommonSense

        I hate to say it but you're probably right. It sucks that it takes for Google to design something for Apple for them to get the product right. SVoice on the Samsung SUX (and I work for Samsung) :(

  • Adrian

    $349.99 price. To much ;/

    • beckywilliams

      One other tech company with an innovative smartwatch is Smart Devices, which introduced the world's first tablet with a built-in DLP projector - winning a prestigious 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award; and now its Smart Q Z-watch is gaining notice for its features and design and compares to the new Samsung Galaxy smartwatch at nearly half the price.

      The SmartQ Z-Watch ($155) launched in November and offers a full color touch screen display with one of the highest resolutions on a watch display, and features an impressive 1Ghz processor, twice the battery power of most other models on the market; and Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy use & WiFi connection.

      The SmartQ Z-Watch also offers an MP3 Player & Voice Recorder, a walking and jogging pedometer, and works with Android to handle phone calls and sync and display messages, contacts, and schedule; a software update is also expected to work with Apple iOS devices, and a SmartQ Z-Watch App store launches later in December.

      One U.S. source for the new SmartQ Z-Watch is Tablet S p r i n t -- which has more product details and also adds in premium earphones as part of the package.