There will probably be untold heaps of smart watches announced at CES, but Qualcomm isn't just sitting on the sidelines. It has dropped the price of its limited-run Toq smart watch by $50, but it's a limited time offer. The new $299 price tag puts it right in line with the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

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The Toq plugs into your Android device over Bluetooth to deliver notifications and control a handful of functions. The Toq sets itself apart from the competition with its Mirasol screen, which is a type of color e-paper technology that can display fluid animations. Thanks to Mirasol, the Toq can go several days in between charges and is readable in bright sunlight.

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You can grab the Toq from Qualcomm's site or from Amazon, where the new price is also reflected. Sadly, that white version is still listed as 'coming soon.' The deal is valid until January 11th or when supplies are gone, whichever comes first.

[Qualcomm, Amazon]

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  • yankeesusa

    Still to expensive. Sony smartwatch 2 can still be had for less than $200 with a feature that I see necessary for all smartwaches, waterproof.

    • Grayson Carr

      Color me confused. The Sony SW2 spec page says water resistant 1, meaning water resistant 1 ATM I assume, which is the same as the Toq. Only the Pebble is waterproof enough to be able to swim with from what I can tell.

  • Name

    Its only ludicrously overpriced now.

  • Paul

    Will AP ever do a table comparison of all the various smart watches around, kind of help users pick which watch is best overall and maybe which is best for them?

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  • Sergio

    Ok, you can see it in sunlight, but what happens in darkness? Does the screen emit light under low light conditions?