Forthcoming Qualcomm Toq update will let you talk to your smartwatch

Qualcomm Toq
By Harish Jonnalagadda on 5 May 2014 09:01 am
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Soon, you will be able to issue voice commands to your Qualcomm Toq smartwatch. An upcoming software update is set to bring Nuance's voice guided navigation to the smartwatch. Dubbed Toq Talk, the app will allow you to dictate replies to text messages straight from your wrist.

The new software update will add a microphone icon next to the reply and call icons. Nuance's recognition engine also powers Siri, Apple's voice guided assistant. Voice functionality is only applicable to text messages for the time being, but the ability to reply to e-mails and other notifications should be available in due time. Voice command processing is done server-side, so you would need a working data connection for the feature to work.

Source: SlashGear

10 comments

controlo

Talking to a smartwatch should be standard. There are so many uses and convenience that it would bring. Like doing chores around the house or something. Outside in public however is a different story. Hopefully in the future there's a shift in public perception or in technology to get around this.

Penguwin

Eagerly awaiting this update! My Toq hasn't received it yet! :)

Drew Oswalt

One step closer to a real Dick Tracy watch.

rizzo183

Now if they could get it to do all the things digital assistants can do (siri/cortana), that'd make it so much better. Instead of a giant slab in your pocket you can now just talk to your watch and get it to do stuff for you. Awesome! :D

PeeBrains

I'm still waiting for KITT and the Hoff to be hired by a PR company for a watch launch

RonD

All devices should have voice input. It's are primary way to communicate.

SuperionMaximus

I still think the Toq is among the best smart watches on the market, it's just a shame that even with the price drop it's still among the priciest. But I am glad Qualcomm seems to be committed to developing the product and is treating it better then just a platform to showcase Mirasol.

Tarun96

So true.... If people see us talking to our smartwatches, the first thought that comes to their mind is that the guy has gone bonkers. Talking to a smartwatch however at this time is also a pretty ridiculous affair coz the voice recognition in public places sucks! This also goes for smartphones.

Dzejmo

Cortana support plz!