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A week with the Qualcomm Toq
So after pre-ordering it from Qualcomm direct and it not shipping- after 3wks- I cancelled the order and ordered it from Amazon. Using my prime membership, I got it in 2 days. Qualcomm has no clue how to sell to the direct consumer apparently. My experience with the watch has been good, I wouldn't say great overall though. The good: the battery life has been amazing, 6 days without having to charge is pretty awesome, no complaints here. The screen is - for the most part- very responsive once you get used to it. Its not the sharpest screen but its not meant to be. User experience on the android app is really good too. I really like the quick reply templates and being able to turn on notifications for all the apps you have on your phone that support notification alerts. The bad: This is big for me since I have several other watches from sports/casual watches ( casio, ironman etc) to more pricier time pieces ( Tissot, Tag Heuer) .....so I like my watches and gadgets. :-) Having said that I know this watch is meant to serve as specific purpose and its also meant to show off qualcomms mirasol display technology, which I am a fan of and I get that.. However, the downside to me is in the band adjustment of having to CUT OFF rubber links with no real way to make finer adjustments to the band. I like my watch to fit snug- not tight- but just enough so its not constantly slipping up and down on my wrist and if you dont have the right size wrist based on where the cut outs fall on the band, you are screwed. This is a potential deal breaker for me. I own the galaxy gear and it seems Samsung put a little more thought into this by spacing the holes closer together to provide the wearer some options. The watches I wear most often are ones I hardly notice are there. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the Toq. Im still on the fence about returning it or not but if/when I do it wont be because of the technology ( I like it for what its meant to be) ... it'll be because of the comfort preference I have on how I like a watch to fit. Thats it.,, This should have been something qualcomm development took into consideration. Shame... shame.