Mobvoi TicWatch Pro LTE
- This product is available at Amzn, Mobvoi.
- At amzn.to you can purchase Ticwatch Pro LTE for only 299.00
- The lowest price of Ticwatch Pro LTE was obtained on November 18, 2019 6:00 pm.
The Ticwatch Pro LTE is a companion smartwatch running Google WearOS. It’s the successor to the Ticwatch Pro 1st Gen and has 4G LTE connectivity as well as a 30-day battery life when in essential mode.
TicWatch Pro LTE
The design of the TicWatch Pro LTE isn’t that different from its predecessor. It maintains the dual-layered 1.39′ AMOLED display running at a resolution of 400*400, and its dimensions are 45.1mm * 12.6mm, which are identical to the TicWatch Pro 1st Gen.
On the right side, you have two physical buttons. The top button is used to go backward, launch the app drawer, or activate Google Assistant if long pressed. The bottom button can be programmed to start whatever application you like, but its primary function is to launch the fitness apps, Google Pay, and turn on the Essential mode when long pressed.
On the back of the Ticwatch Pro LTE, you’ll find a heart rate monitor and four-pin connector for charging and data transfer. The charging dock is proprietary, so you’ll want to make sure you dont lose or break it. There is a small speaker on the bottom of the watch where the bands attach, and those bands are 22mm and can be replaced with different ones if you choose.
The Ticwatch Pro LTE battery life is most likely why you’re interested in it. If it weren’t for its long battery life, it would be just another WearOS device. In “smart mode,” the Ticwatch Pro gets 2-5 days of battery life on average.
However, when put into the essential mode, battery life can reach up to 30 days. It does this by switching from the AMOLED display to its FSTN LCD panel and shutting down all functions of the watch besides time, steps, and heart rate monitoring. All manufacturers should adopt this function in one way or another if they care at all about their customers.
To get out of Essential Mode, hold the power button until the watch restarts.
The Ticwatch Pro LTE has 1GB of ram and 4GB of internal storage. 1GB of ram is an upgrade from 512MB in the first generation, and it feels very snappy. Surprisingly, however, Mobvoi is still using the Snapdragon 2100 processor, which is old technology at this point, and newer WearOS devices are launching with the Snapdragon 3100.
With it being a WearOS device, you’ll have access to a limited Google Play store. It’s not the full Google Play store; however, installing Uber, Spotify, Telegram, Google Assistant, Android Pay, Whatsapp, and other popular applications won’t be a problem. There is even a function that will notify you if there is an available app for your watch if you install it on your smartphone.
Finally, the Ticwatch Pro has an IP68 waterproof rating, which means it’s dust-tight and waterproof.
The TicWatch Pro LTE has a 4G LTE radio that is currently only usable with Verizon Wireless. And, for a side rant, who in the hell came up with the idea that a 4G WearOS devices with 30 days of battery life should launch exclusively on Verizon Wireless, the most expensive carrier in the U.S. and possibly the world?
Then, there is the curious situation with the ESIM, an embedded sim card that you can’t get to, while carriers claim it’s to make changing carriers easier. I’ve been saying for a long time that ESIMs are going to be used to keep people locked to carriers. Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy Gear S3, and although they launched it on all carriers, you couldn’t take a T-mobile variant and switch it to AT&T.
The point is, Mobvoi missed the mark on this one. Had they released the Ticwatch Pro LTE on every network, everyone would have been walking around with one in 2019. Better yet, they could drop the ESIM and go with a traditional nano sim card.
So, if you’re already a Verizon customer and looking for a companion smartwatch with outstanding battery life, the TicWatch Pro LTE should already be on your radar. With Verizon’s NumberShare, you can use the same phone number as your smartphone to receive calls and notifications on your watch.
However, if you’re not a Verizon customer, you can use the Ticwatch Pro LTE and use it as a Bluetooth only device or save $50 and get the Ticwatch Pro 1st. I know that I’ve said Bluetooth only smartwatches make no sense to me, but I’ll make an exception for a watch that can get me up to 30 days of battery life.
The Ticwatch Pro LTE is $299 and can be purchased from Amazon or Mobvoi. If you decide to purchase from Mobvoi directly, you can use the code YQFAPC for an additional 10% off.
Price History for Ticwatch Pro LTE
|Current Price||299.00||November 18, 2019|
|Highest Price||299.00||November 15, 2019|
|Lowest Price||299.00||November 15, 2019|
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|299.00||November 15, 2019|