TicWatch Pro X is not the TicWatch Pro 3 successor we expected
Mobvoi has announced a new high-end smartwatch in the TicWatch Pro X, but it’s not the successor to the TicWatch Pro 3 we’ve been expecting.
The TicWatch Pro X, which is available for pre-order in China, appears to be a relatively minor revision of Mobvoi’s 2020 Wear OS wearable.
Internally, at least, it’s nearly identical, with a Snapdragon 4100 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage.
You also get the same dual-layer display. This is a 1.39 inch 454 x 454 AMOLED component placed under an FSTN LCD panel for power saving purposes. We’re talking about up to 45 days on a single charge in the Pro X’s âEssentialâ mode.
The differences here appear to be external, with a new, sleeker design that includes an engraved bezel and two rotating crowns on the right edge.
Elsewhere, the TicWatch Pro X has all the features you would expect from a flagship Wear OS smartwatch. It features IP68 certification, Sp02 and heart rate monitoring, GPS, NFC for mobile payments and a 4G eSIM as well as a built-in speaker and microphone for call support.
However, it’s not quite the state-of-the-art smartwatch. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, it comes with Wear OS 2.0, not the brand new Wear OS 3.0.
As reported by Gizmochina, the TicWatch Pro X is available for pre-order in China for 2,399 yuan, which is roughly around Â£ 274 / $ 372. There is no news on a wider rollout yet.
Not that we would be extremely agitated if this remained a regional special edition. We’re waiting for the rumored TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, alongside two other genuinely new smartwatches the company is reportedly working on.