Smartwatches are gradually becoming very much popular as they get crammed with more features. Mobvoi is one brand that created a storm sort of with the TicWatch S and TicWatch E which were launched last year packing Android Wear OS. The company has now unveiled a more interesting product dubbed TicWatch Pro.
As can be gathered from the “Pro” moniker, the TicWatch Pro comes with several features that set it apart from its predecessors. Some of the features include a heart rate sensor, NFC for Google Pay, GPS and an OLED display. These are ordinarily not exclusive features since they are also found on other Wear OS running smartwatches like the LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch 2. The TicWatch Pro sets itself apart with the inclusion of a FTSN LCD display on top of the OLED display.
The OLED display underneath is the main display where the Wear OS and its attractive UI are shown. Whereas the FTSN LCD display is transparent and shows your heart rate, step count, and the time. The secondary display is obviously a low power display which will be always on. The smartwatch turns off the Wear OS display when left alone and when you need to use the watch, it turns back on.
The TicWatch Pro comes with an Essential Mode which runs on only the low-power FTSN LCD display. In the Essential Mode, the TicWatch Pro still monitors your steps and heart rate, as well as the calories burned theoretically. The smartwatch can run for up to 30 days if running on Essential Mode. A little snag with this is that you’ll have to wait a full minute if you want to switch to Wear OS.
The smartwatch will be available soon and will be priced under $300. The watch might get an LTE model for the U.S in due course.