Xiaomi’s WearOS smartwatch looks like and Apple Watch

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced on Weibo that on the 5th, along with the new CC9 Pro smartphone, they will also unveil a new wearable device. Today press images with the new smartwatch (that presumably runs WearOS) started to appear online and the device looks almost identical to the Apple Watch. Xiaomi has been known for getting a lot of inspiration from Apple when it comes to design, so this isn’t a surprise. Still, we must admit, the smartwatch looks good. We…

Nubia Alpha get’s a discount, available for just $300

When the Nubia Alpha was revealed it managed to attract a lot of press coverage. Some, good, while some criticized the device. It is definitely an interesting and unconventional device that won’t fit everybody’s needs. It is more than a smartwatch, but not quite a smartphone either. It looks like an experiment and a glimpse into the future of wearable devices, however, from my point of view, it is not really ready for prime-time. Still, there are people that would…

This is the Xiaomi CC9 Pro – Penta-camera setup, 108MP main sensor

Xiaomi teased yesterday that their next smartphone, a device that will focus on photography, will be unveiled today. They kept their promise, and even though it is not a release, it does confirm the device and we have the launch date. Furthermore, we have our first image of the phone, or at least part of it, where we can see the camera placement. The Xiaomi CC9 Pro will be released during a press conference on the 5th of November, along…

TicWatch Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

For Android users, there are many smartwatches available that will work really well with their smartphones. Android is open and unlike iOS, manufacturers of third-party accessories have access to all the features of the device. This means that you can find many cool gadgets that run all sorts of operating systems. When it comes to smartwatches, the most popular devices are either from Samsung or from one of the manufacturers that use WearOS, like the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro. In this…

TicWatch Pro and TicWatch Pro 4G are getting sleep tracking via an update

Last week we published our TicWatch Pro review and one feature that we found strange to be missing is sleep tracking. It is not a major issue, especially considering that you could install one from the Google Play Store. Still, most manufacturers include sleep tracking on their wearables by default. Today, Mobvoi is starting to push a big update that adds this much-needed feature to the TicWatch Pro and TicWatch Pro 4G. The feature is launched together with the TicSleep…

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro Review

When it comes to smartwatches, Apple rules supreme with the Apple Watch while Google barely manages to make a dent in the wearable category, despite the fact that Android is the number one mobile operating system. After using the TicWatch Pro for two weeks, the device that is considered to be among the best smartwatches with WearOS currently on the market, I think I understand why Google’s wearable OS did not get any major traction. TicWatch Pro Design If you…

TicWatch Pro Unboxing

WearOS (or Android Wear, call it however you want) does not have the success that Google hoped. Compared to Apple’s alternative, WearOS devices represent a small percentage of the total wearable market. Part of the reason is the lack of implication on Google’s side, but the fact that manufacturers don’t make attractive devices plays a big role as well. Mobvoi, on the other hand, has many smartwatches and the most attractive among them is the TicWatch Pro, which we are…

[US] TicWatch Pro 4G users in the US can activate their 4G service

Last month Mobvoi launched their new TicWatch Pro 4G smartwatch in the US. It is one of the very few Android Wear smartwatches that have mobile data connectivity, so the company launched it with big fuss. Even though the device still has the older Snapdragon 2100 CPU, it does come with slightly better hardware as well compared to the traditional TicWatch Pro. Users that bought the device, however, could not use the 4G connectivity option, yet. The launch is made…

Where to order Xiaomi Amazfit GTR Global version

When Xiaomi announced the Amazfit GTR Smartwatch it managed to get a lot of people excited. It is an elegant-looking device with cool and useful features and a very affordable price tag. It was first released in China but today Gearbest started pre-sale for the Global Version of the Amazfit GTR smartwatch at an attractive $140 price. The device has good internal specs and can be used even for swimming, having a 5ATM/50m water resistance rating. The Amazfit GTR smartwatch…

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…