When comparing Qualcomm Toq vs Apple Watch, the Slant community recommends Apple Watch for most people. In the question“What are the best smartwatches?” Apple Watch is ranked 6th while Qualcomm Toq is ranked 25th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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 Heart rate sensor
Pro Works well with iPhone
Health apps downloaded on iPhone can be integrated with Apple Watch
Pro First -rate app support
Pro Standalone phone calls
Series 3 can make and receive phone calls by itself, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Pro Haptic feedback for notifications
Pro Digital Crown
The Digital Crown allows you to zoom in and out with various applications and can be used as a button.
Pro Sensitive touch
Allows for taps and presses to be registered as two different types of input.
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.
Apple Watch is said to cost $349 USD.
Con Works only with iPhones
You need to have an iPhone (5 or later) to pair this smartwatch. It will not work with any other device, and has limited capabilities on its own (and still require the iPhone for the initial setup).