Wear OS 3 rolling out to older Mobvoi Ticwatches starting this month

Amidst months of rumors and anticipation, it seems Mobvoi is in the final stages of preparing the Wear OS 3 update for its older watches.

Basically, the TicWatch Pro 3 (GPS & LTE), TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra (GPS & LTE), and TicWatch E3 – i.e. TicWatches with the Snapdragon 41000 chipset series will be getting the upgraded operating system. The rollout will begin this month and is expected to reach everyone in early 2024. The company says it has overcome the challenges which caused such a long delay in rolling out Wear OS 3 to these watches.

“We have worked with reviews of Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra/E3 or Pro 3 last year, and are excited to reach out with some important news. Our TicWatch, powered by the Snapdragon 4100 chipset series, is going to have a significant system upgrade. The much-anticipated WearS 3 update will commence this December and is expected to be fully implemented across our product line by early 2024.” the company says.

“We are aware of the concerns and dissatisfaction regarding the delay in rolling out this update. However, I’m pleased to inform you that we’ve successfully overcome these challenges finally.”

The software has been in Beta since June

In early 2023, a video surfaced that appeared to show a Mobvoi watch running Wear OS 3.5. This added fuel to the fire. To remind, no Mobvoi watches, had been formally announced as being compatible with Wear OS 3 or later. Apart from Watch Pro 5, of course, which launched this year.

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The company had refrained from making an official statement regarding the rumors. But the initiation of the Beta Program in June clarified the situation. It suggested that a Wear OS 3 upgrade was, indeed, on the horizon. Mobvoi took a proactive approach by opening up the program for users to test the new software. This testing phase played a crucial role in refining the software and ensuring its seamless integration with Mobvoi watches.

Participants in the Beta Program were encouraged to actively engage throughout the testing phase by testing the software thoroughly and sharing their feedback. Mobvoi says that it values the insights and suggestions from users. This is because the info helps improve the overall performance and user experience of Wear OS 3.

Mobvoi added at the time that during the evaluation phase, participants are likely to encounter issues or bugs that need to be addressed. That is normal with all Alpha and Beta software versions.

In any case, the wait seem to have finally come to an end! A present for owners of older TicWatches, just in time to help with those New Year resolutions.

You can find the full instructions on how to update on Mobvoi’s website.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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