SAN FRANCISCO — Rob Chandhook (below) wore his Timex Ironman to Uplinq, the annual event for Qualcomm where he works as a vice president. The smart watch is one symbol of the company’s efforts to spark interest in the next big thing beyond the maturing smartphone market it dominates.
The watch, one of three smart models the venerable watch company makes, uses one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and its Mirasol display. Just a year ago, Qualcomm pointed the way with its own design that Chandhook supervised, the Qualcomm Toq.
But whether consumers give any of the watches the time of day remains to be seen. Even in the wake of the Apple Watch debut, a panel on wearables here concluded — as so many do these days — the killer product in wearables has yet to be designed.
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