A new wearOS basedTicWatch, the TicWatch E3 should be coming very soon. Mobvoi’s latest smartwatch has passed the Bluetooth qualifications last week according to filings.
TicWatch E3 supports Bluetooth/WLAN/GPS and will come with the latest wearOS.
The new smartwatch will be a successor to the E2 that was launched almost two years back.
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Although the company is sticking with the round display on TicWatch E3, it is not clear if the new watch will be 46mm or 47mm. According to images found in the Ticwatch code, the new E3 appears to have two physical side buttons (The E2 had a single button).
TicWatch E3 Feature Expectations
The E3 will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear platform much like its predecessor and given that it has always been a more budget friendly watch for active lifestyle, it is highly unlikely that the new watch will feature the latest 4100 chipset. It has already been a year since the 4100 was made available by Qualcomm and Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 (the company’s flagship product) happens to be the only smartwatch running on the Qualcomm’s 4100 chip.
One challenge with the E2 was the battery life. The old E2 only had about a 2-day battery life. We are confident, given the battery technology advances that the new TicWatch E3 is going to have a battery life more in lines with the GTH. The new GTH has close to a 10-day battery life.
In terms of activity and wellness monitoring, once can expect the typical package that includes 24/7 heart rate monitoring, support for tracking of numerous sports modes, SpO2 sensor and will be swim-ready with 5ATM.
This release will mark the latest TicWatch following the release of TicWatch GTH in the first quarter of this year.
Pricing and Availability
Since the watch has been found in the Bluetooth listing, it is very much possible that it will be released in the next week or two. In terms of pricing, we expect that the new TicWatch E3 to be priced somewhere in the range of $150 – $200 unless Mobvoi surprises us by including the latest Qualcomm chipset.