09 January 2019
Mobvoi just introduced its latest WearOS based smartwatches at the ongoing CES 2019. Now the company has announced that it will bring new software updates to its TicWatches soon. The good thing is that these features will not be limited to these newly launched smartwatches and will be available to all Mobvoi smartwatches powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear SoCs.
These new features are called Ticmotion, helping the watch detect motions and gestures automatically and trigger relevant actions. For instance, if a user starts cycling, the watch will be able to identify it automatically and will start tracking the ride stats on its own without the user manually activating the cycling mode.
The Ticmotion feature will be available in new watches out of the box and for previous ones it will be rolled out as an OTA. Mobvoi stated that the fall detect feature which was introduced in Apple Watch series 4 recently will also be added to TicWatches. Other features include activating Google Assistant with a simple flick of the wrist.
The new update will let users set personal fitness goals and compare them with users globally making users feel a part of a tighter ecosystem. Users will be able to control a drone and will get a personalized trainer feature as well.
Though Mobvoi has not given a timeline as to when will these features get rolled out, we expect that users will soon start getting the update alert in a phased manner.