Sources: Qualcomm, AnandTech, CNET, Engadget
quote: Smart watches have been tried, and tried, and tried, only to always come to the same disastrous conclusion. I imagine very few people see the need in carrying yet another device around.
quote: Unless these comes with gorilla glass (I doubt it)
quote: I think something is wrong with a tech enthusiast who blows off things like Google Glass and Smart Watches offhand. What a lack of vision, seriously.
quote: It seems pretty obvious to me this is where computers are headed. First they were as big as a room, then as big as a desk, then they fit on top a desk, then they fit on your lap, and now they fit in your pocket. The next logical step is for them to shrink to something small enough that you could easily lose it if it's not strapped to your body. The watch is a time-proven strapped form factor.
quote: I like that the battery life is good for 3-5 days. Not long enough IMHO ...
quote: The display tech I am a little on the fence about. e-Ink type displays are absolutely horrible at refresh speeds.
quote: The Toq has one glaring omission compared to the Galaxy Gear -- the missing camera. That omission combined with the identical $300 price as the Samsung offering pretty much negates the value factor of the Toq.
quote: Gorilla glass would be good on these, but sapphire would be far better.
quote: With all due respect, I can't see the camera in the Samsung offering as useful for anything outside of espionage. There just doesn't seem to be enough room for proper optics and the form factor doesn't exactly scream control either. Even if it were perfectly usable, I'd still prefer a device like this that has a display that is readable in outdoor lighting conditions over one with a camera. Mirasol does seem to fit this better than an actively lit display.