Mobvoi launches the TicWatch Pro 4G in the US

We knew about the existence of TicWatch Pro with 4G connectivity for a while and the teasers launched over the past few days almost confirmed everything, but today we have the official announcement. Mobvoi is launching a 4G/LTE version of their TicWatch Pro smartwatch in the United States. Currently, there are very few smartwatches available with 4G connectivity in the US, so it is quite nice to have alternatives. The TicWatch Pro 4G comes with almost identical specs as the normal version but offers a 4G modem and number-sharing features so that it can be used without having it tethered to a phone. It is launched in collaboration with Verizon.

The smartwatch sadly comes with the same outdated Snapdragon 2100 chipset. Even though it is powerful enough to handle most tasks, it would have been nice to see an upgrade to the SD3100 CPU which offers slightly better battery life. The RAM has been increased to 1GB and you still get 4GB of internal storage. The main 1.39″ screen has an AMOLED display with 400×400 resolution and on top of it, there is an FSTN LCD that is used when the device is in “essential mode” where only the time and fitness tracking options are displayed. It has Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi connectivity, GPS + GLONASS, NFC for payments and, the only difference compared to the already available model, 4G/LTE connectivity. Everything is powered by a 415mAh battery that promises between 2 days to 30 days of continues use, depending on the mode you are using it in. Also, it offers IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

The TicWatch Pro 4G will be sold for $299 on both Amazon and Mobvoi.com, however they are currently having a sales event where you get $20 off on your purchase. So you can get the new TicWatch Pro for $279. This early adopter price is available between the 10th of July and the 10th of August. Other details can be found at the official Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 4G page.

TicWatch Pro 4G Features

  • Cellular Connectivity – Enabled by number sharing, your phone number can be shared to your TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE and conduct VoLTE voice calls, to send or receive SMS messages or use your favorite messaging apps
  • ‘SOS’ Alerts – Leveraging the 4G/LTE connectivity, SOS immediately dials 911 and broadcasts your immediate location in the event of an emergency
  • Long Battery Life – Mobvoi’s trademark “Essential Mode,” first introduced in the TicWatch Pro, uses layered display technology that layers a low power consuming LCD display on top of a brilliant OLED display, so that users can switch from a ‘smart mode’ to a power saving mode (Essential Mode) that extends the battery life from 2 days to up to 30 days
  • Premium Watch – Coming in at 11g lighter than the TicWatch Pro, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is built to impress and last by sporting a steel bezel and MIL-STD-810G durability
  • TicMotion 2.0 Whether fast-walking or running, TicMotion automatically logs your workout and records your sessions, without the need to activate the exercise(s) manually
  • TicPulse – Monitoring your heart rate has never been easier with 24/7 heart rate monitoring that passively records your heart history even in “Essential Mode” for up to 30 days including detailed visualizations of your health for up to 7 days including minimum, maximum and resting heart rates; extreme heart rate alerts for rates not triggered by exercising; and steps taken
  • Cloud Synchronization – Sync messaging and email app alerts from your smartphone to your TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, Bluetooth-free and also without downloading a standalone app for Gmail, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts and SMS on Android smartphones
  •  IP68+ Suited for Swimming – Shockproof and swim-friendly, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is not only tough but also designed to give swimmers an edge
  • Google Assistant – Get things done on the go with help from the Google Assistant on your wrist. Just press and hold the power button or say ‘Ok Google’ to manage daily tasks, plan your day or get answers
  • NFC Payments – Google Pay™ is the fast, simple way to pay at millions of places. With Google Pay, there’s no need to dig for your cards – you can pay quickly and easily with the smartwatch already on your wrist
  • Health and fitness sensors – The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE includes a PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, and low latency off-body sensor 

Endless Watch Face & Apps Options – Select and download from thousands of watch faces and any preferred apps available through Google Play™ to suit your personal style any place, any time

TicWatch Pro 4G Specifications

ModelTicWatch Pro 4G/LTE
Dimensions (mm)45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6
ColorsBlack
Screen cover glassCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Watch casePolyamide & glass fiber, stainless steel bezel, aluminum back cover
Watch strap Silicone (interchangeable), 22mm
Operating systemWear OS by Google
Phone compatibilityAndroid™, iPhone
PlatformQualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100
Memory 1GB RAM; 4GB ROM
Network 4G/LTE FDD**
Display 1.39″ AMOLED (400 x 400 px) + FSTN LCD
Connectivity Bluetooth v4.2 + BLE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS GPS + GLONASS + Beidou
Sensors PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, low latency off-body sensor
NFC payments Google Pay via NFC
Battery capacity 415mAh
Military Standard 810GWithstands temperature shock of between -30 °C and 70 °C; operational between -20 °C and 55 °C; 57kpa pressure; 44 °C solar radiation; 95% humidity; salt fog; sand and dust; shock
Waterproof rating IP68 + pool swimming suitable

TicWatch Pro 4G Video

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