Although the Apple Watch is arguably the best smartwatch on the market, other brands are trying to compete. One company is Mobvoi, which is responsible for the TicWatch Sport, S, Express, and TicWatch E/E2.
The company also offers the TicWatch Pro which includes a rather unique feature. The smartwatch actually features two different displays. Pretty unique…and awesome!
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TicWatch is powered by Google
Powering the smartwatch is Google’s Wear OS, but there is an extra trick up the TicWatch Pro’s sleeve. If you need to save some extra battery, there is a transparent display that shows off just the bare essentials.
As for some of the included sensors, the TicWatch Pro features just about everything you need. There is a heart rate sensor, an NFC chip for Google Pay, and GPS for fitness tracking.
All TicWatch Pros feature 1GB RAM, military standard durability, and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.
TicWatch Pro ‘Essential Mode’
But back to the transparent, low-power display. This is an FTSN LCD display, and sits atop the regular OLED panel. When you are using the TicWatch Pro normally, Wear OS will be in charge of handling everything.
While the LCD panel is in use, Mobvoi is calling this “Essential Mode”. Various bits of information including calories burned, distance traveled, time, heart rate monitor, and others will be on display.
Using this essential mode will allow your TicWatch Pro to last for up to 30 days.
By contrast, the Wear OS mode of the Pro lasts you for up to 2 to 5 days. However, the downside of essential mode is that you will miss out on some of the best features of Google’s wearable software.
Switching between these two modes is pretty simple, although you will need to physically boot your smartwatch into Wear OS mode. Mobvoi claims this process will take up to a full minute to make the switch.
And there’s a cellular model too! The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE
TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE smartwatch features everything in the TicWatch Pro AND the power of cellular and long battery life.
TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE smartwatch is one of the Wear OS by Google to also include cellular.
Experience faster and smoother performance for all of your favorite fitness, health, and productivity features–whether near or away from your paired phone.
Cellular models are currently only available in the US, UK, and Germany. And of course, always check your region for carrier availability before purchasing.
How much is it?
On the pricing front, Mobvoi currently sells the TicWatch Pro for under $200 and the TickWatch Pro 4G/LTE for just over $200.