25 June 2020
Mobvoi has announced TicWatch Pro 3 smartwatch with LTE support in Europe. This is the same model as the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS with an added functionality of LTE connectivity. It is specifically available on the Vodafone network and in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany for now but no words on when other European countries will get it.
The TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE essentially gives users the freedom to use the smartwatch without having to carry their smartphones around the world. It will provide LTE connectivity on the go which can benefit in many ways. There is also support for SOS alerts, NFC payments via Google Pay, and cloud sync. This LTE variant has been priced at EUR 359.99 and GBP 329.99.
All other specifications and features are exactly the same as the GPS model. It sports a 1.4-inch Retina AMOLED display with 454 x 454 pixels resolution. It is an Always-on display with support for automatic brightness adjustment. It is claimed to be the world's first Wear OS smartwatch powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. The chipset is said to deliver high-performance while also being power-efficient at the same time. The watch further offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage for apps installation and data storage.
The smartwatch has in-built GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC connectivity for Google Pay, and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It has a 577mAh battery to keep the lights on but battery life varies depending on what mode is enabled. Mobvoi has offered two modes named Smart Mode and Essential Mode.