Hybrid smart watch with obsolete chipset

TicWatch Pro hybrid smart watch from Mobvoi fascinated in the first generation with its dual display. The latest model, TicWatch Pro 3, brought the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset and eliminated the long-criticized system flow issue. According to the portal TalkAndroid now the manufacturer is bringing a new model TicWatch Pro Swhich shocks with the outdated Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset.

TicWatch Pro 3

Good old dual display and unfortunately also an old chipset

The novelty is only a slight improvement of the TicWatch Pro 2020 model, which was often criticized for the Snapdragon Wear 2100. Google’s Wear OS is very slow with it and responses to touch are not smooth. Fortunately, the manufacturer did not forget the dual display, which consists of a 1.46-inch AMOLED panel and a secondary FSTN display. It displays the time and turns on automatically when the battery capacity drops to a critical level, extending battery life from two days.

TicWatch Pro S display
Source: TalkAndroid.com

Of course, only the time is displayed in this mode. If the owner uses the watch only with this mode, then its endurance on one charge should be about a month. Due to the chipset, the Bluetooth interface is only in version 4.2. There is no GPS, compass, pedometer, 24-hour heart rate monitor, Wi-Fi, NFC chip or camera remote control. The watch is recharged via a special adapter.

What are the improvements?

There are a few improvements in the novelty, which the manufacturer highlights. The internal memory is 8 GB, which is twice as much as in the previous generation. This will allow you to store more music on your watch or install more applications. The manufacturer also mentions the IP68 water resistance as an improvement, which is strange because previous models also had it.

TicWatch Pro S
Source: TalkAndroid.com

Function TicExercise 3.0 adds a lap counter while running, an improved heart rate range indicator, and Vo2 Max (maximum oxygen consumption) monitoring while running outdoors. TicSleep 2.0 adds a weekly sleep summary and tips for improving it. It also saves battery power and prevents the dial from lighting up during the night and disturbing your sleep.

Function TicBreathe can monitor your heart rate, stress and recommend breathing exercises at poor values. TicHearing lets you know if ambient noise potentially damages your hearing organs and nervous system. The TicWatch Pro S will sell for $ 259 in the US and £ 222.99 in the UK. The price for the European market in euros should be announced soon.

Are you choosing a new smart watch? Our purchasing advisor will help you

If you are choosing a new smart watch, you can be inspired by our selection of the best smart watches on the market. One of the most popular models are definitely Samsung Galaxy Watch3, which recently received support in Slovakia for measuring ECG and blood pressure.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3
Zdroj: Denis Jula

If you are a professional athlete, you should definitely at least consider a watch Garmin Fenix 6X Glass. Although they are more expensive, they are also significantly more equipped and have a longer endurance per charge. If the customer wants to save, then the model could be the solution Garmin vívoactive 3. The watch has GPS, barometer, altimeter, compass, thermometer, ANT + support, Bluetooth and 5 ATM water resistance. Battery life is up to 13 hours with GPS on and approximately 8 days in non-GPS mode.

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