Mobvoi’s second-generation TicWatch Pro is out there today. The Wear OS-powered TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE offers wireless connectivity, so you may receive voice calls and app notifications, send and receive texts and use widespread messaging apps. You can also tap an SOS button that can dial 911, and it’ll automatically sync your data with the cloud all without tethering you to another device.
The watch comes with TicMotion 2.0, which promises to enhance its fitness tracking capabilities. Just like the TicWatch S2 and E2, the new TicWatch Pro makes use of AI to detect if you’re running or “fast-walking,” and it’ll soon be able to tell when you’re swimming. You will not have to tap a mode to start tracking manually, and you will not need your phone to sync information to the cloud. It will additionally measure workouts on a more granular degree, monitoring things like time spent, distance and pace, and the brand new TicPulse feature will monitor your heart rate 24/7.
The updated watch contains features that made the original TicWatch Propopular, like a dual-screen that lets customers toggle between Smart Mode and Essential Mode to increase battery life as much as 30 days. Like its predecessor, the new TicWatch Pro contains Google Assistant and NFC for Google Pay payments.
You can buy the new TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE on Amazon and Mobvoi’s website starting today. However, you’ll have to attend until next month for carrier support from Verizon. You can snag the watch for $279 until August 10th. After that, it is going to retail for $299. While that is slightly more than the first TicWatch Pro, which sold for $250, it is nonetheless one of the most affordable Wear OS-powered smartwatches available on the market.