A couple of months ago Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 4100, its new processor for smartwatches. It’s a much more powerful and faster SoC than the Snapdragon 3100 (85%, to be exact, according to Qualcomm) and the American company told us that Mobvoi would be among the first to implement it in its new TicWatch Pro. This is indeed the case: the new Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 with Snapdragon 4100 is now official.
The company has just announced its new smartwatch with WearOS, a high-end device that refines the design of the TicWatch Pro 4G and Pro 2020, as it is less thick than these two models, but has more battery. The smartwatch also features Dual Display 2.0 technology, an integrated GPS chip, and NFC compatible with Google Pay. Its price is $299.99 and can be purchased from now on the manufacturer’s website and Amazon.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Datasheet
|Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3|
|Dimensions and Weight||47 x 48 x 12.2 mm|
|Screen||1.4-inch Dual Display 2.0 AMOLED|
FSTN Always One
|Processor||Snapdragon Wear 4100|
Rate Sensor PPG Gyroscope
|Additional Features||2 x buttons|
A Premium Smartwatch with Qualcomm under the hood
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro is a smart circular case clock made of stainless steel, nylon, and fiberglass. It has a diameter of 47 millimeters, so it is not exactly small, and a thickness of 12.2 millimeters, 0.4 millimeters thinner than the TicWatch Pro 4G and TicWatch Pro 2020. The watch strap is made of silicone and is 22 millimeters, so it is interchangeable with any standard strap. Overall it weighs 42 grams.
As for the display, Mobvoi continues to rely on its Dual Display technology. The watch has a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen underneath an FSTN (Film-compensated Super Twisted Neumatic) screen and allows you to toggle between them with a gesture on your wrist. What for? According to the manufacturer, to increase autonomy. With the AMOLED (Smart Mode) screen the autonomy is up to three days, while with the FSTN (Essential Mode) screen, much more basic, it is up to 45 days.
So let’s move on to talk about performance. The new TicWatch Pro 3 features the Snapdragon 4100 processor, a 12-nanometer SoC that, according to Qualcomm, is 85% faster than the Snapdragon Wear 3100, a 2.5-times faster GPU, and 25% more efficient. This gives life to WearOS, Google’s operating system for smartwatches, which comes with several features developed by Mobvoi, namely
- TicOxygen: to measure the level of oxygen in the blood.
- TicZen: to measure stress by analyzing the variability of heart rate (SDNN).
- TicBreathe: a breathing guide to improve heart rate.
- TicHearing: to measure the ambient sound (between 30 dB and 120 dB) and warn when we are exposed to louder sounds than usual.
To these, we must add TicPulse, which monitors the heart rate and shows us our optimum zones, TicSleep, which measures sleep, and TicMotion, which detects ten sports modes automatically. It is worth noting that the watch has IP68 resistance, so it can be used for swimming and it has a GPS sensor that is compatible with GPS, Galileo, Beidou, GNSS, QZSS, and GLONASS.
Finally, a few words for the heart rate sensor. The PPG sensor not only measures the heart rate but also monitors the blood oxygen level, detects stress, and uses infrared light to measure the heart rate at night. Thus we will not have the green lights constantly shining on our wrists while we are sleeping.
Price and Availability
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 can be purchased today on the manufacturer’s website and on Amazon. It is only available in one version and one color and costs $299.99.