Qualcomm Toq vs Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Two smart watches — Qualcomm Toq and Samsung Galaxy Gear – will be out soon.

Samsung Galaxy Gear will be available in more than 140 countries around the world starting from September 25.

Qualcomm branded smartwatch will be launched in Q4 of 2013. It will be a limited edition smartwatch.

Capabilities of both Qualcomm Toq and Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch are almost the same.

Qualcomm Toq vs Galaxy Gear

But Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has more features than Qualcomm Toq.

Qualcomm Toq

Qualcomm Toq (talk) smartwatch will feature Qualcomm Mirasol display technology.

This smartwatch will incorporate Qualcomm WiPower LE technology enabling better charging experience.

Toq enables consumers to manage smartphone calls, text messages, meeting reminders and various notifications from their wrist. It features wireless stereo headphones.

Toq will be compatible with Android 4.0.3 and above mobile devices.

Qualcomm will be adding more features later. The chip company did not share final specifications.

Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch can be connected to their Samsung Galaxy devices. This will limit the scope of its usage.

Like Qualcomm Toq, Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch notifies users of incoming messages, such as calls, texts, emails and alerts, delivers a preview of those messages and creates the opportunity for users to accept or discreetly ignore those messages.

The built-in speaker allows users to conduct hands-free calls directly from the Gear, maintaining connections to their mobile communications without disrupting their daily routines.

Samsung Galaxy Gear features a 1.9 Megapixel camera.

In addition, Voice Memo lets users capture thoughts or conversations from their wrists and save those voice recordings into texts on their Samsung Galaxy devices.

Auto Lock automatically secures the companion smartphone screen any time that Galaxy Gear is more than 1.5 meters away from the smartphone, and then unlocks the smartphone when the companion devices are near each other again.

Galaxy Gear will be powered by 800 MHz processor. It comes with 4GB Internal memory + 512 MB (RAM) and  Li-ion 315mAh battery.

It comes with several apps. Atooma is a contextually aware horizontal intelligence platform that makes your Galaxy Gear smarter. Banjo gives you the power to see what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world. Evernote watch app makes it easy to remember things by quickly capturing images and memories and bringing important reminders right to Galaxy Gear. Glympse allows people to easily share their location temporarily and in real-time, letting recipients see their movements on a dynamic map.

Anand B
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