When comparing Qualcomm Toq vs LG G Watch R, the Slant community recommends LG G Watch R for most people. In the question“What are the best smartwatches?” LG G Watch R is ranked 8th while Qualcomm Toq is ranked 22nd.
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Pro Compatible with Android Devices
Although there is no support for iOS devices.
Pro Power efficient touchscreen
The Mirasol display combines the always on capability, efficiency, and outdoor visibility of the Pebble with the color touchscreen of the Gear 2.
Pro Can be customized with any 22mm watch strap
Pro Appears to be a traditional watch
The LG G Watch R is not nearly as attention seeking as other smartwatches.
Pro Great specs for fast speeds
The G Watch R has 4GB of internal storage, a 1.2GHz processor, and 512MB of RAM.
Pro Glare resistant high quality 320x320 resolution
The G Watch R has a sharper resolution than the previous version, and is meant to promote visibility in direct sunlight.
Pro Water and dust resistant
It's IP67 certified.
Pro Completely round display
Many users seem to hate square watches because they look antiquated and clunky. The G Watch R is refreshing to many folks because of its attractive round face.
Pro PPG heart-rate sensor
Pro Waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes
This watch will do fine in the rain, shower, or while washing hands - but it shouldn't be submerged in water frequently.
The Qualcomm Toq has been considered a great showcase for Mirasol technology but many say it is not consumer ready.
Con Low Quality Watchband
The Toq requires that you physically cut the watch to fit your wrist. Therefore sharing your Toq won't be possible and you better hope you get it right the first time.
The Toq costs $249 which is pricey, especially considering that it doesn't run a major OS and the future of the software is doubtful at best.
Con No Microphone, Camera, or Speaker
Like the Pebble Steel, no camera, microphone, or speaker eliminates a lot of possibilities like talking to your smartwatch or videochatting on your watch.
The LG G Watch R has been discontinued in favor of the new LG Watch Urbane. It is no longer available from the Google Play Store, and the only Amazon listings are over $600.
The watch is expected to cost around $290 - it could be argued that the watch is overpriced for the amount of benefit it produces.
Con Low app compatibility because of the circular screen
Many apps are made to accommodate square screens, so the G Watch R's circular screen may result in frequent compatibility issues.
Con Inconsistent voice command accuracy
This watch is highly accurate for short commands like setting a timer or asking for directions, but longer commands are often misinterpreted.
Con Two day battery life
While the battery in this watch is much better than some of the alternatives, it still has a long way to go in order to become a competitor with the top smart-watches in terms of battery life.