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Qualcomm Toq launches December 2nd for $349.99; are you buying? [POLL]

We here at Phandroid are huge fans of the growing smart watch scene, so you can imagine our excitement when Qualcomm revealed the Toq at their LINQ developers’ conference in San Diego earlier this year. The Toq turned many heads with various unique features not found in your typical smart watch, including a very interesting use of Mirasol display technology (which is like eInk with color).

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You can read a lot more about the Toq in our hands-on post here, but today’s news is that the device finally has a release date and price. Qualcomm says we can expect the Toq to go on sale December 2nd, and that it would cost us $349.99 to own one.

Before you have a massive stroke after realizing this thing costs as much as a Nexus 5 and is more expensive than a Galaxy Gear, let’s consider a couple of different things:

  • The Qualcomm Toq uses an always-on energy-friendly Mirasol display, which is pretty new and advanced reflective display technology.
  • The Qualcomm Toq comes paired with a pair of completely wireless ear phones (meaning each ear bud is independent).
  • The Qualcomm Toq and the aforementioned wireless headphones both feature wireless charging.

A bit easier to swallow? The only unknown we still have to wonder about is smartphone compatibility — just how useful will the Toq be in your day-to-day life? Some smart watches only come with very basic functionality which don’t interface with many apps. Others, like the Galaxy Gear, require certain smartphones with certain software upgrades to bring a full experience.

Which side of the line Qualcomm’s wrist-dweller sits on remains to be seen, but you can bet we’ll be looking to find out for ourselves once it’s in our hands (or on our wrists). Let us know if you’ll be looking to buy the Qualcomm Toq with a vote and a comment below, and don’t forget to read our comparison where we put it up against smart watch products from other major and notable OEMs.




  • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

    I’m waiting for Google’s upcoming smartwatch. Then I’ll -decide- buy theirs.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Ha.

    • Sean Royce

      The rumours aren’t even strong enough to suggest one exists.

      • ari_free

        All we can say with 100% confidence is that if they do come out with one, it will definitely not have SD

        • Jay Holm

          64GB’s of internal memory is still very far from standard in smartphones, so a microsd card remains an absolute must!!!

          • No_Nickname90

            32GB is enough for me. I still have 10GB of space left and I need to clean up. LoL!!

            I don’t leave my media on my phone, so that’s why I don’t need the micro-SD card. That’s the only reason I can see using a micro-SD card.

        • KOLIO

          OK,gotta ask:
          What/why would one need an SD slot on a smartwatch?

          I have my ideas,but,would welcome others………..

          • Chimphappyhour

            I dunno. I need to read up on the specs for this watch but if it is waterproof, can play music on its own and also get tracking info with its own GPS, I might be in. I’ve been waiting for a more robust version of the MotoActiv for running. (A lot of the reviews for the original said it wasn’t very waterproof which kills it for running.)

  • Dan

    Imo 349$ is a bit too much. This thing will be outdated in 6 months most likely. I’ll keep taking my phone out of my pocket for the time being.

  • Unorthodox

    Way to expensive for this kind of toy. It’s not Tissot, why so expensive? I can find Casio calculator watch for much less.

  • harold

    $200 is the must I would pay for any watch.

  • wumps13

    It look ugly and it is slow and come on the price ! (i watched a demo)

  • TheKaz1969

    More interested in the agent smartwatch, though this is intriguing (except for the price). For me, wireless charging is a must for a smartwatch. I need to be able to just drop it on the charger on my nightstand at night and have it ready in the AM.

  • Matthew Merrick

    I would love this, I just don’t have the cash for it…

    • jamillmpu569

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  • Steven Cannan

    Mhm a Nexus 7 an iPad mini…or a watch? Mhmmm

    • KOLIO

      Get the HISENSE SERO 7 PRO & the watch for about the same price as the i-Pad mini.

    • No_Nickname90

      I never thought people would be having this dilemma.

    • Lennatron

      None of them get the new Surface!

  • chicagoGuy33

    Add $50 dollars and you can get a ps4(already have). Just saying

    • blackjaguar25

      Lol just trying anything to tell people you already have a ps4 haha

      • chicagoGuy33

        Lol

  • simpleasker

    rofl, 350!!!

  • KOLIO

    Quentyn,will the earbuds work independent of the TOQ? I don’t think the earbuds were available/ready at the initial unveiling, but perhaps QUALCOMM provided that information.

    THX!

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      They didn’t say, though I’ll be sure to ask!

      • KOLIO

        THX! Hoping you guys get one before the 12/2 release date,the review will factor in whether I get one/order on opening day.

        Anyone looking for a gently used GEAR…………….. ;-)

  • gk1984

    I really hope this doesn’t flop. No I don’t want one but I want a Mirasol display. This being successful might kickstart Mirasol as an available option beyond R&D and an overpriced watch

  • bob

    There should be a poll option that says “if I had the money for a smart watch this is the one I’d buy”

    • No_Nickname90

      I was thinking the same thing. I’d get this, too. It looks nice. It’s just a smartwatch at that price isn’t the best buy for me right now. =.[

  • Jay Holm

    All these smartwatches are way, way BEYOND outrageously priced!!!!!!

    • master94

      Pebble is the perfect price imo. I don’t understand why other OEMs can’t match them in pricing.

  • aranea100

    Do you know if it is water resistant? When are you getting your review unit? This is the only smartwatch in sale that I’m considering buying.

  • http://AskMrMoon.com/ Robb Moon

    I picked up the Omate Truesmart on Kickstarter for the earlybird price of 179… added more RAM, 32SD card, extra charger etc bumping it up to $240… oh and did I mention it uses a microSIM?… guess that makes it a full-featured standalone wrist PHONE! not some dumb overpriced bluetooth accessory. OMATE baby.

    • disqus_7zCKYC2BSD

      sounds like you’ll be charging on the daily. Pebble weekly charging!

  • InspectorGadget80

    Sony SMART WATCH 2 is the best price and best design on the market. 199$. and the 3rd will be even sexier than before. than this UGLY PIECE OF CRAP or the galaxy gear