Mobvoi is proud of its achievements with this new wearable. Although it does not offer the TicWatch Pro 3 in any other colors or sizes at the time of this writing, the watch does have much to offer to its main demographic in terms of sleep and fitness tracking, as well as stress and SpO2 monitoring.
The TicWatch Pro 3 is one of the most well-equipped Wear OS smartwatches on the market right now, complete with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 Wear Platform – a significant upgrade over the 3100. It also comes with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.
This is one of the most important smartwatches for the future of Wear OS. Google is pushing an update to Wear OS that will optimize and make improvements behind the scenes before moving on to updating features and UI. The TicWatch Pro 3 is well equipped to handle the next iteration of Wear OS.
The overall aesthetic and styling of the TicWatch Pro 3 is not too different than its predecessor. It’s a large watch body with bold curves and a dark, masculine color scheme. The Pro 3 does get some weight reduction this time around, despite having a larger display, beefier battery, and new features. Though the difference is easy to miss at first glance, the most significant reduction is in thickness, which resulted in some grams shaved off the overall weight.
The watch case measures 47 x 48 x 12.2 mm, which isn’t that much thinner than the TicWatch Pro LTE’s 12.6 mm thickness, but it’s a step in the right direction considering all the added sensor hardware that we’ll talk about in the next section.
On the right side, there are two buttons, only one of which is customizable, with a mic-hole in the middle of the two keys. This side of the watch has more detailed features compared to the predecessor.
One of the TicWatch Pro 3’s most attractive features is the dual-display setup. This smartwatch has around 1.39″ AMOLED Retina screen with a resolution of 454 x 454 px. On top of this display is a low-power, always-on, secondary FSTN screen. This display can show time (hh:mm:ss), date, steps, battery, and some workout stats all while the main display is powered off.
The TicWatch Pro 3 runs the latest version of Wear OS based on version H MR1. Although Wear OS hasn’t changed much over the last few years, there has been an optimistic amount of maintenance done to the OS, and the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform has significantly boosted the watch’s performance over its predecessor.
Wear OS is expected to receive a significant update in the coming weeks, so we’ll gloss over the main interface and focus on parts of the UI that Mobvoi has spruced up, as well as the TicHealth features.
Aside from a beefed-up heart rate monitor, there are a few new TicHealth features, each of which has its own entry in the app drawer. TicOxygen measures your SPO2 levels and can monitor them throughout the day, TicZen monitors your stress levels, TicHearing can monitor sound levels, and TicBreathe offers a guided breathing session. Some of these other TicHealth features are more useful than others.
This watch has the largest battery of any Wear OS smartwatch, and that’s a feat considering it’s slightly thinner than its predecessor. The 577 mAh battery lasts about three days off the charger in our experience. This is with all the monitoring features enabled, including sleep tracking, stress monitoring, SPO2 tracking, all-day heart rate monitoring, and an hour of workout logging.
The TicWatch Pro 3 is a fully-equipped Wear OS smartwatch and it offers everything that any good smartwatch could. A full suite of exercise and tracking apps, multi-day battery life, snappy performance, and a large display with ample brightness for outdoor use. The secondary display takes the viewing experience to the next level and keeps distractions out of sight until you want to see them.
Mobvoi is asking $299 for this smartwatch, which puts is higher than the starting prices of both the Apple Watch SE and the Galaxy Watch Active2. That price is also lower than the starting prices of both the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Galaxy Watch3. So, there are a few options to consider.