Mobvoi’s TicWatch E3 features Wear OS and the Snapdragon Wear 4100 at a lower price

Mobvoi’s TicWatch E3 features Wear OS and the Snapdragon Wear 4100 at a lower price

Following multiple leaks, including a hands-on video, Mobvoi today officially unveiled the TicWatch E3, the company’s latest Wear OS smartwatch. The new TicWatch E3 is the second-ever smartwatch to launch with Snapdragon Wear 4100, the first being Mobvoi’s own TicWatch Pro 3 from last year. While not as premium and feature-packed as the TicWatch Pro 3, Mobvoi’s TicWatch E3 offers impressive hardware at a very affordable price tag.

TicWatch E3: Specifications

SpecificationTicWatch E3
Dimensions & weight
  • 44mm x 47mm x 12.6mm
  • 32g (without strap)
  • Silicone strap
  • IP68 water and dust protection
Display
  • 1.3-inch LCD
  • 360 x 360 resolution
  • 2.5D tempered glass
Sensors
  • Heart rate sensor (optical)
  • SpO2 blood oxygen sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Off-Body sensor
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • NFC
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
SoC & memory
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage
Battery & Charging
  • 380 mAh
  • Magnetic contact charging
Software
  • Wear OS by Google
Audio
  • Built-in speaker and microphone
  • Vibration motor
Health & fitness features
  • 24/7 heart and Spo2 monitoring
  • Stress level monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • 20 exercise modes
  • Breathing analysis

The TicWatch E3 features a 1.3-inch screen covered under a layer of 2.5D protective glass. To achieve a lower price tag, Mobvoi has cut some corners. For one, the watch doesn’t look as sleek and high-end as something like the TicWatch Pro 3 or Pro S. It also doesn’t have a Dual Display or an OLED panel. Instead, it settles for the good old LCD panel.

As far as performance is concerned, however, Mobvoi isn’t cutting any corners. The watch is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100 — Qualcomm’s best chipset for smartwatches, paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage.

TicWatch E3 with a black strapThe watch comes with the standard set of sensors found on most smartwatches nowadays, including a PPG heart rate sensor, SpO2 blood oxygen sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and off-body sensor. Health and fitness tracking features offered by the TicWatch E3 are quite extensive and advanced. It can track your heart rate and blood oxygen level 24/7, show you a detailed overview of your breathing throughout the day, monitor your stress level, track your workout activity across 20 fitness tracking modes, and much more.

Like the more expensive models, the TicWatch E3 also comes with built-in location tracking support for precise navigation. It supports three navigation systems: GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. The watch packs a 380mAh battery that lasts a full day on a single charge. Using the battery-saving Essential Mode can extend the battery life to up to two days. The watch charges via a magnetic snap-on charger but lacks wireless charging support.

TicWatch E3 in three colorways

Other notable highlights of the TicWatch E3 include IP68 dust and water protection, NFC for contactless payments, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and a built-in speaker and microphone. Mobvoi hasn’t said whether or not it will upgrade the TicWatch E3 to the new version of Wear OS when it becomes available.

Pricing & Availability

The TicWatch E3 will go on sale across the US, the UK, and Europe for $199.99, £179.99, and €199.99, respectively. You can pick it up from Amazon or Mobvoi.com starting today.

    TicWatch E3
    Mobvoi's new TicWatch E3 is their latest Wear OS smartwatch to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform, but it comes at a lower price.

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