Qualcomm Toq update brings beta activity tracker, new clock stylesAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
If you've selected the Qualcomm Toq as your wearable weapon of choice, then you'll want to fire up the Google Play Store on your Android device, because there's an update for the Toq's companion app available today. The update bring with it a handful of new features for Toq-ers to tinker with, including a new "World Clock" clock style and the option to show temperature in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. The full changelog for this Toq update is as follows:
- New “World Clock” clock style allows you to toggle through the local time and weather in your favorite cities
- New Activity Applet (Beta) monitors your activity while wearing Toq and tracks your activity “points” over a 24 hour period. View a history of your daily activity point totals in the Toq Android app.
- New ”Activity” clock style shows the time plus your current activity ‘points’ at a glance
- Adds ability to select temperature scale in either Celsius or Fahrenheit
Qualcomm's Toq launched late in 2013 for $349.99, making it one of the pricier smartwatches on the market. However, Qualcomm has positioned the Toq as more of a limited edition device that's meant to show off tech like a Mirasol display rather than as a mainstream product hoping for consumer acceptance.
For those folks that've taken the $350 plunge, this update sounds like one worth grabbing as soon as possible. The World Clock and temperature scale options are small but welcome additions, and the beta Activity Applet sounds like a good add-on for those of us that care about monitoring our fitness, especially since it could replace the need to wear a dedicated fitness tracker. If you're rocking a Toq on your wrist and its corresponding app on your Android phone, you can hit up Google Play and download the Qualcomm Toq update now.