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Best Android Smartwatch Receives Voice-to-Text in Update

Qualcomm Toq, a smartwatch that I called my “favorite” throughout a review, received an update today that introduced Nuance-powered voice-to-text replies for text messages. Rather than having to take your phone out to respond to incoming text messages, you can reply by tapping a new voice icon button and then dictating your message. The Toq will show you the message that was recorded, so that you can approve before sending it on to your contact.

To view the new feature in action, check out the video at the top of this post. 

The update also includes enhancements to the watch’s activity tracking and a renamed communications hub apple to “Calls & Texts.”

We should point out that the Qualcomm Toq has dropped significantly in price over the last couple of months. Spots like eBay and Amazon have the white model for as little as $210. Again, this is easily my favorite smartwatch to date.

To update your Toq, should you own one, you will need to grab the latest Qualcomm Toq app through Google Play. Once updated and paired with your watch, the app should prompt you to update its software.

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  • yankeesusa

    I would get it but having to cut the band to fit your wrist is just not the way to go. really cuts down on resale value. But the watch itself looks good and I hope they introduce a more updated version soon.

  • crazed_z06

    How is this the best smartwatch when people have been talking to their Galaxy Gear from Day One?

    DL stay hatin on Samsung lol..

  • buckley101

    Super excited for this! Get the Mirasol display on other watches!

  • jajkse

    the author should have at least put an IMO in the heading of this article… seriously

  • Randy Henson

    Does anyone know if this, or any other android powered smartwatch can sync with the Nike Running app? I have been using the app for years as well as all my running buddies and I am wanting to get a new smartwatch. I own the Motoactv (anyone want to buy it off of me? ;-)) and I rooted it to put the Nike app on there but it is way too inconsistent and hard to use.

  • NexusMan

    Best. LOL.

  • Vasaline

    Rooted Galaxy gear with Null rom can do all this and more already.

  • Jason Downing

    @kellex:disqus I’d be interested in seeing you make a video to see how well it actually works. Things don’t usually work as well as advertised as I’m sure you’re well aware of.

  • John

    I remember when I’d come to droid life for anything android related… Now it’s just a circle jerk of useless opinions and fanboyism. This is possibly the worst smart watch I’ve demo’d.

    • flosserelli

      DL editors can’t express their opinions?

      • crazed_z06

        It’s their site and they can express whatever they want, but it seems theyve turned to the BGR clickbait model. Just hate on whatever’s popular and make wild headlines with no support.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Looks like you’re the only person who might have caught the joke ;)

    • jabarri2

      and people can’t have their own opinions that differ from yours? the first sentence he says its “his favorite”, you have yours, go ahead and write about it then.

      • John

        Opinions are fine, like the first line where he states “a smartwatch that I called my “favorite”” is absolutely fine. The title however doesn’t speak from the writers perspective, and sounds suspiciously as if it were stated as FACT.

  • Ray

    Best smartwatch? hmm

    • Jared Denman

      Until the moto watch. He just means “to date” regardless of price.

      • jabarri2

        exactly, it really is, and to be fair, there isnt much other competition. i returned my sony smartwatch within 2 weeks of using it. sold my pebble, and now waiting for moto 360

    • chris125

      There isn’t really much competition… yet

      • crazed_z06

        Galaxy Gear and Gear 2 not only competes with this, but beats it easily.