Back in May, the TicWatch Pro was unveiled with a pair of displays, impressive battery life, and Google’s Wear OS on board. At the time, Mobvoi said the device would cost “less than $300″ when it went on sale sometime in the summer. And sure enough, the company has stuck to those plans. The TicWatch Pro is now available, and it retails for $249 in the United States.
Here is a quick refresher on the TicWatch Pro: It offers a “Layered Display” design, with a standard OLED display where you will interact with Wear OS features, including notifications and more. Above that display is a FSTN LCD panel which will be used to display information when the watch isn’t being directly interacted with. It’ll show things like your step count and the time. Once you tap on the display, the OLED screen will kick in and the transparent display will switch off, giving you full access to Wear OS features again.
If you use the smartwatch in this standard scenario, you will get about two days of battery life. However, if you want to bump up that number to 30 days of battery life, you can run the TicWatch Pro in what’s called “Essential Mode”. In this mode, the TicWatch Pro will shut down Wear OS entirely, which means you’ll only be using the top display. The LCD screen will still be able to show you your step count and heart rate, too.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the TicWatch Pro offers a 1.39-inch round OLED display with a resolution of 400×400, plus the FSTN display above that. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor under the hood, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. It’s running Wear OS, has NFC for payments with Google Pay, has Bluetooth 4.2, and has a 415mAh battery.
Do you plan on picking up the TicWatch Pro?