Mobvoi has unveiled the TicWatch Pro 3 just now. This is the first smartwatch to pack the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform.
The chip was released at the end of June. It brings big improvements on speed, performance, connectivity, voice, video, pictures, music, messaging, health & fitness, sleep, sports and battery life. This is the processor that will power the next generation of WearOS watches and the TicWatch 3 Pro is leading the pack.
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The 4100 chip is based on 12nm process technology. It comes in two variants, the higher-spec of which 4100+ slaps on a smart Always On Co-Processor. This combination provides support for extended functionality in Watch mode including continuous heart rate monitoring and sleep, quicker tilt-to-wake and more. The partitioned memory also ups the number of colors from 16 to 64Ks.
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 3
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 3 comes with the Wear 4100 platform for upgraded hardware, higher and faster performance. This should help eliminate any lags and apps taking their time to open up. Particularly considering the new chip is coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The heart rate sensor has been upgraded with 12 LED lights which should ensure more precise data. There’s an improved barometer with altimeter info during outdoor sports activities. Users get to choose from more than 10 exercise modes including outdoor run, outdoor cycling, swimming, indoor walking , freestyle, indoor run, gymnastics, indoor cycling and yoga.
Interesting additions are TicZen and TicHearing. The first tracks stress 24/7 to help you achieve better mental and physical health. The second listens out for ambient noise between 30dB to 12dB, to alert you of excessive noise levels. You can then use TicBreathe to chill out.
Other worthwhile mentions include TicOxygen, which keeps tabs on blood oxygen saturation. Finally, there’s also an NFC chip on-board for contactless payments, along with built-in GPS which has now been upgraded to include Beidou, Galileo, Glonass and QZSS satellite systems.
Mobvoi says the TicPulse app will offer more health advice now. Finally, TicSleep has been upgraded to work both in Smart and Essential mode.
As before, the IP68 swim-friendly timepiece comes with a layered display but as most other things, upgraded with latest tech. The more high spec of the two displays is a 1.4 inch Retina AMOLED with 454×454 pixel resolution. You can toggle between the screens to enable battery conservation.
The dimensions of the device are listed as 47mm x 48 mm x 12.2 mm. That is slightly bigger but thinner than before. The watch is also 28% lighter in weight (42 grams) and it comes with 40% increased battery capacity. In Smart Mode the 577mAh battery keeps going for up to 72 hours. In Essential mode this climbs to a wonderful 45 days.
The release comes on the back of the Ticwatch GTX, a device that does not skim on basic fitness tracking functionality and other essentials despite its low $60 price tag.
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