TicWatch Pro 3 GPS with Snapdragon Wear 4100 presented
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
Snapdragon Wear 4100
On the hardware side, Wear OS-based smartwatches really got stuck in 2011. The last Snapdragon Wear 3100 was only End 2018 presented, but the smartwatch processor did not bring any technological progress. The Snapdragon Wear processors released to date were all based on ancient Cortex-A7 coreswhich were first introduced in 2011. With the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 Processor series, Qualcomm breaks away from the old architecture.
The Snapdragon Wear 4100 works with its four Cortex-A53 cores significantly faster and more efficiently. Compared to the old Cortex-A7 cores, the Manufacturing process reduced from 28nm to 12nm and the Clock rate increased from 1.1 GHz to 1.7 GHz. According to Qualcomm, that makes one Performance increase of 85 percent and Consumption decrease of 25 percent. The graphics unit of the system-on-chip, which is a Adreno GPU 504 acts. According to Qualcomm, the performance has increased by a factor of 2.5.
A test will have to show how much faster Wear OS runs on the new TicWatch Pro 3. The processor is supported by RAM 1GB and one 8GB large data storage. It is not possible to expand the data memory with an SD memory card. The possibility of receiving mobile communications is also missing in this model.
Dual-Layer Display 2.0
A special feature of the recently released TicWatch watches and also the new TicWatch Pro 3 is the improved Dual-Layer Display 2.0. A is installed 1.4 inches AMOLED display, that with 454 454 x pixels dissolves. As a retina display, it has a particularly high point density so that individual pixels cannot be seen from a typical viewing distance. Another display that is invisible above the AMOLED panel is the battery-friendly one TN display.
The monochrome display serves as an all-day, dynamic time display and provides an overview of essential data, such as the daily steps. Im so called "Smart Mode"with the AMOLED display active, the battery life is approximately 3 days. The "Essential Mode", which uses the TN display enables a runtime of up to 45 days.
Mobvoi himself describes the design of the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS as "Premium industrial design". The bezel is made of stainless steel, which not only looks good, but also appears robust. Compared to the TicWatch Pro, the case is higher despite it Battery capacity (595 mAh) shrunk by 9 percent in thickness (47 x 48 x 12.2mm) and 28 percent lighter (41,9g). Who with the standard attached Silicone watch band If you are not satisfied, you can exchange it for an ordinary 22mm bracelet. After Degree of protection IP68 the housing is protected from water. Showering or swimming is possible without hesitation with the TicWatch Pro 3.
Sports, calls and NFC
On the software side, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS offers extensive application options. In everyday life, the smartwatch monitors the health of the wearer, in which regular Heart rate measurements take place and the Amount of oxygen in the blood (SpO2) is determined. Mobvoi provides the sporty wearer with various sports programs that comprehensively track activities. For precise data acquisition, the smartwatch has numerous sensors integrated. A barometer, a GNNS module (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou), a gyroscope and an accelerometer. The collected data is synchronized with the help of the Mobvoi app. In addition, the user has the option of displaying all data clearly and graphically.
The Wear OS Operating system enables the installation of further apps. Use Spotify or WhatsApp directly via the smartwatch? No problem! Watch Faces are freely interchangeable and can be individually adapted. By integrating a microphone and a loudspeaker Calls directly over the smartwatch without having to take the smartphone out of your pocket. NFC allows the use of Google Pay, with which you can pay contactless and therefore particularly convenient.
Price and availability
The TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch is available now. At Amazon, the smartwatch is for 299,99 Euros listed. The date of availability is given as September 30th.