Mobvoi support has confirmed that their top-of-the-line smartwatch, the Ticwatch Pro 3 will continue getting wear OS updates and will support the new Wear 3.0.
Details of the new operating system for wear OS based smartwatches, called Wear 3.0 were unveiled at the Google I/O conference this year. The new Google operating system for smartwatches will be released later this year.
Mobvoi’s Ticwatch 3 happens to be the only smartwatch equipped with the latest Qualcomm chipset (4100 Series) and has a huge fan following. Ticwatch had a promotional sale a few weeks back where the Ticwatch 3 was being offered for less than $200.
This led to new enquiries and the Mobvoi support team confirmed to a reddit user that the existing Ticwatch 3 smartwatch is going to support the new Wear 3.0.
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This is a huge relief to Ticwatch 3 owners who just bought the watch last year.
We haven’t seen any new spec leaks around a potential Ticwatch 4. Mobvoi does update their top of the line smartwatch models frequently, so one can expect newer models to be released around the August / September time frame.
Which Smartwatches can use the new Wear 3.0 platform?
We have heard from other brands as well. In an interview with CNET this week, Fossil confirmed that the existing Gen 5, which uses the 3100 series Qualcomm chipset will not get the Wear 3.0 upgrade. Instead, the new smartwatch from Fossil, the Gen 6 will feature advanced technologies and run on Google’s new Wear 3.0 operating system.
Fitbit’s Versa series will continue to use their legacy operating system. Fitbit’s new premium watch, to be released later this year will be the one to support the new Wear 3.0 update.
In the case of Samsung, the company will continue providing technical support and assistance for another two years for the old watches, which include the Galaxy Watch 2 and Watch 3. Samsung’s brand new smartwatches, Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will all operate using the new Wear 3.0 operating system.
Samsung is planning to release the new models this year around the August timeframe.
In total there will be four Samsung smartwatches available this year. The SM-R860 (39mm) and the SM-R870 (43mm) are the variants of the Galaxy Watch Active 4, while the SM-R880 (41mm) and the SM-R890 (45mm) are the variants of the Galaxy Watch 4.
Are you planning to check out the new Wear 3.0? If so, which smartwatch are you looking to acquire this year? Please sound off using the comments below.