I have long been a lover of watches. I’m not a connoisseur, per se. I simply like a nice looking timepiece. I’ve owned some relatively expensive pieces from Bulova and the like but I’ve also enjoyed cheap, no-name watches I’ve found at overstock shops. Some of my favorite go-to watches cost little more than $100 but one niche I’ve never explored is the SmartWatch. So, when I took the dive and donned my first WearOS device, I came into the endeavor uninitiated to the world of Android’s watch OS. Apart from a handful of fitness trackers, I’ve never owned, let alone frequently used a smartwatch.
From a techie’s perspective, my naivety probably disqualifies me to do an in-depth review of any wearable. However, from a consumer’s standpoint, I think I’m the perfect test subject to try out a mid-range smartwatch that offers up a lot of features at a subjectively affordable price. So, without further ado, here’s my hands-on real-life experience with Mobvoi’s newest smartwatch the TicWatch Pro LTE.
TicWatch Pro LTE Review
You can see in the list below, the TicWatch Pro LTE is chock full of features and the dual-layer display really does help the batter life for the average user. For a mid-range wearable for a new user or the seasoned smartwatch veteran, the TicWatch is a solid choice for anyone’s timepiece collection.
- Wear OS by Google
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100
- 1GB RAM; 4GB ROM
- 1.39″ AMOLED (400 x 400 px) + FSTN LCD
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
- 45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6
- 4G LTE FDD (Preloaded SIM Verizon only)
- PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, low latency off-body sensor
- IP68 + pool swimming suitable
- 22mm interchangeable band
- All-black (which I love)
- Polyamide & glass fiber, stainless-steel bezel, aluminum back cover
- MSRP $299
Update: The TicWatch Pro LTE is back to retail on Mobvoi’s site but you can grab it via Google Shopping from Mobvoi’s official store for only $239 and it’s worth every penny, in my opinion.