First: It lacks a backlight. Mobvoi's dual-screen approach claims to get the best of both worlds, but I haven't perceived that battery advantage at all, and in that basic watch mode, it's less useful than the Amazfit Bip. We frequently arrived home with around 50 percent left around 7 p. As a follow-up to the , the TicWatch Pro has one special trick up its sleeve — really long battery life. However, with the Ticwatch Pro, Mobvoi has upped its game significantly. This was a huge drawback, but it is largely what made the TicWatch 2 compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
And, well, for the most part the Ticwatch Pro felt like it had as much juice as other smartwatches. The watch also takes a 20mm watch strap, so you can at least swap the plain black band for something a bit more colourful, if you prefer. Plus, we liked that each fitness app that we tried had some sort of tie-in functionality with the sensor, making it an integral and, thanks to its good implementation, a trust-worthy addition to our fitness breakdown. Mobvoi couldn't beat the clock. Ruler is the default face, showcasing a black, white, silver and red motif, an analogue face and the date along with battery, heart rate and step count complications. That's thick enough where your shirt sleeves might have some trouble covering up your watch. The button on the right side of the watch is the only button, which is used to access the App Drawer, or you can press and hold it to trigger Google Assistant.
When he's not covering consumer technology, Justin is live-tweeting something going on in the world from the comfort of his home in New Jersey. Build Quality As far as how I think the watch looks and its build quality, it does have a more premium look to it for sure. Runtastic, as well as Google Fit, are both great options to check out, and each offers more granular results and a better, info-rich user interface than Mobvoi's stock app. It is 45 mm in diameter and the display itself is 1. More TicMotion software features will be available over the coming months, including the ability to launch apps by flicking the watch away from you, so we will update our review after we our next round of testing, which will include swim monitoring and the new features. I would be using either watch with the Galaxy S9 phone. Although the Ticwatch Pro evidently has a higher build quality than its predecessors, its aesthetic appeal is still somewhat open to debate.
Another of the details that have surprised us most about the design of the TicWatch Pro comes with the small vibration motor that integrates this smartwatch and that has seemed very useful when receiving notifications and calls. It can maximize battery life to multiple weeks if you really avoid any serious interaction. I used to wear a watch every day but that was back before smartphones. I always have a hard time judging the battery life of any device because needs vary so much, and while we might all think that the longer the battery lasts, the better, the point of sufficient longevity is always a moving target. Conclusion Overall, I have yet to come across any particular flaw during this TicWatch Pro review. It supports , so you can use things like just by tapping your watch to a point-of-sale terminal. It also helps keep the watch a little thinner.
My only complaint with the TicWatch E was that the general construction of the device left something to be wanted with its rather cheap and hollow feeling, but with that said, it was very light and unobtrusive on the wrist. TicWatch Pro Specifications Display 1. Upon feeling the lighter, cheaper construction, absent of inductive charging, I was looking for something positive to say about the device other than the price. The go-to sensors all work smoothly. Out the box, the TicWatch Pro comes with three preloaded watch faces.
A silver and black version like the one that was sent to me and is shown above, and an all-black version. However, a definite perk is that when the Ticwatch Pro is running low on battery, it enables Essential Mode, where only the low-energy screen is used. This is definitely a smartwatch you can wear to a fancy event, a work meeting, or just going out for some ice cream. The frame of the face and the bottom are made of what appears to be aluminum and sandwiched between is a plastic middle piece. Of course, you have to have your smartphone in your pocket to do this because the watch is just acting as a hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone. The impression the TicWatch 2 left me with had me struck given that it simply outshone my, then slightly outdated, Moto 360.
So what does Essential Mode do? The recently made such a move, albeit a small one, to add swim tracking to its repertoire of tracking capability. My only negative thoughts were with respect to the heavily onesided aesthetic of the design. Gendered aesthetics aside, the TicWatch Pro is inarguably a nice device. Simple design, good screen The TicWatch E2 is no showstopper. The smartwatch comes with a 22mm leather and silicone buckle style wrist strap that is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Mobvoi was clearly going for more classic style, mirroring something you might see in high-end luxury watch brands. We enjoyed our time wearing the TicWatch E2.
It's got a 45mm face and is 12. I liked using the TicWatch Pro with the Google Keep app while shopping for groceries because having the watch on my wrist to tick off items is more convenient to use than my phone. Sadly, though, one area in which we found the Ticwatch Pro distinctly underwhelming was performance. They are either in the smartwatches are awesome camp or they are in the why do we need a smartwatch when we already have a smartphone camp. Think of it as a more powerful power saving mode. For all intents and purposes, the TicWatch E appears to be identical in action to the TicWatch 2, with the exception of the far greater capability in the form of the underlying operating system.
For the answer to that question, keep reading. Most watches I try I usually want to get a new strap fairly quickly but this one is nice. Google's platform is broken, not in terms of bugs but reliability instead. And we're not sold on the design. Under this mode, the TicWatch Pro can last for up to 30 days. The Essential Mode also takes over when the TicWatch Pro's main battery dies and the watch shuts down, giving it an emergency battery extension. Plus, the amount of workout options available by using those two apps really blossoms.