Mobvoi’s hardly-kept-a-secret new smartwatch, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, is now official. Through weeks of teases and one bad slip-up on their own website, we’ve had a pretty good idea what they planned to launch today.
The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is very much like the original TicWatch Pro that was released last July. In fact, it’s identical outside of the LTE connectivity, more RAM, and slightly lighter body. This LTE model has 4G LTE connectivity with Verizon, along with a full 1GB RAM. The rest of the specs are the same, though.
This watch features a 1.39″ AMOLED display (400×400) with a FSTN LCD on top for special battery saver modes. You have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor inside, 4GB storage, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, heartrate sensor, NFC for Google Pay, 415mAh battery, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 45mm case that supports quick-swappable 22mm bands.
Not familiar with the TicWatch Pro’s unique display setup? When you are putting the watch through normal use, you probably get about a day of battery life, like every Wear OS watch. However, with that LCD on top, you can flip the watch into an “Essential Mode” that has the potential to extend battery up to 30 days. Essential Mode shows you the time and date, plus it counts steps and continues to track your heartrate.
Because of the 4G LTE connection through Verizon, you’ll be able to use Number Sharing and have Cloud Synchronization to keep your messages and phone calls handy without your phone nearby. Mobvoi expects the Verizon 4G LTE connectivity to go live within about a month from today’s launch.
The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is available right now for $279, thanks to a launch discount that lasts until August 10. After that, the watch will jump to $299.
|Ticwatch Pro||Ticwatch Pro 4G/LTE|
|Device OS||Wear OS by Google||Wear OS by Google|
|Dimension||45mm x 12.6mm||45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6mm|
|Display||1.39” OLED 400 x 400 + FSTN display||1.39” OLED 400 x 400 + FSTN display|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100|
|NFC Payments||Google Pay||Google Pay|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro, Magnetic Sensor, PPG Heart Rate sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Low Latency Off-Body Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Magnetic Sensor, PPG Heart Rate sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Low Latency Off-Body Sensor|
|Battery Life||Smart Mode (Wear OS): 2 days|
Essential Mode: 30 days
|Smart Mode (Wear OS): 2 days|
Essential Mode: 30 days
|Water Resistance||IP68 (up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 mins; swimming not recommended||IP68 (up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 mins; swimming not recommended|