Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch features a low-power Mirasol sunlight readable color display, touchscreen-based navigation, and the ability to pair with your smartphone to display alerts on your wrist. It supports wireless charging, works with an optional Bluetooth headset, and can act as a remote control for music playback on your phone.
Unfortunately those features come at a cost. When Qualcomm launched the Toq in 2013, the company charged $350 for the smartwatch. Now the company is slashing the price by $100.
The Toq smartwatch is available from Qualcomm for $250.
That’s still a lot of money to spend on a device that’s primarily an accessory for your smartphone. But now the watch is closer in price to a Pebble Steal or first-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear.
The Toq watch features a 1.55 inch, 288 x 192 pixel display, a 200 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 CPU, Bluetooth 3.0, a capacitive touchscreen, support for phones with Android 4.0.3 or later, and “multiple days” of battery life.
Qualcomm may not be the only company selling watches of this type for long. Rumor has it that HTC plans to introduce a smartwatch based on Qualcomm’s design soon.