Qualcomm, Samsung Off to Early Lead in The Smartwatch Race

Qualcomm, Samsung Off to Early Lead in The Smartwatch RaceSamsung isn’t the only smartwatch maker on the media’s radar this week.

Qualcomm has just announced that its Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., will release a Qualcomm branded smartwatch later this year.

Designed to serve as a second display to your smartphone, the Qualcomm Toq (‘talk’) smartwatch will feature proprietary Qualcomm  display technology – “a revolutionary reflective, low-power display that enables an always on viewing experience.”

There will also be wireless charging by Qualcomm WiPower LE technology and a “true stereo” Bluetooth audio experience.

In the process, Qualcomm is promising wearers long battery life with seamless connectivity to their smartphone.

“Toq’s always on, always connected, always visible wearable technology gives you a ‘Digital 6th Sense,’ telling you what you need to know, when you need to know it, with just a glance at your wrist or a whisper in your ear. Toq is a showcase for the benefits of the Mirasol display, WiPower LE and stereo Bluetooth technologies and highlights the experience that the wearable category can provide,” says Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm.

“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,” Jacobs adds.

The introduction of this limited edition smartwatch will feature the key technologies necessary to deliver unique experiences on wearable devices.

To learn more about the device, click here.