Mobvoi launches an LTE version of its TicWatch Pro 3 in Europe

Mobvoi launches an LTE version of its TicWatch Pro 3 in Europe

Just a few months ago, Mobvoi launched the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, an excellent smartwatch that felt like the perfect ambassador for Google’s Wear OS. About the only thing lacking in Mobvoi’s device was support for LTE connectivity, but that’s being addressed with the launch of the TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE.

Before we go any further: Yes, the TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE features the same design and specs as the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. The only difference, of course, is the addition of LTE band support, which will allow users to easily connect to the Internet when on the go. That seems like a minuscule addition, but it could let you ditch your smartphone when going on an outdoor adventure.

Without LTE, if you leave your phone behind, your smartwatch is simply a traditional timepiece. Add LTE to the equation, and you can leave your phone behind and still take phone calls, navigate, and more. It’s a freeing experience when your smartwatch no longer has to rely on your phone. Importantly, you can send out SOS alerts with just your watch — no phone needed.

TicWatch Pro 3 LTE: Specifications

SpecificationsTicWatch Pro 3 LTE
Dimensions & Weight
  • 47 x 48 x 12.2 mm
  • Stainless Steel + Plastic: 42g
Display
  • 1.4″ AMOLED (400 x 400 px) + FSTN LCD
  • Gorilla Glass 3
Watchband size22mm, silicone
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100
Memory1GB RAM, 8GB storage
Connectivity & Extras
  • Bluetooth v4.2, BLE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Rotor motor for vibration
GPS
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
Sensors
  • PPG heart rate sensor:
    • Blood O2 saturation
    • Stress Detection
    • Night infrared Static Heart Rate sensor with non-visible light
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer
  • Low latency off-body sensor
NFC PaymentsYes, Google Pay
Battery577mAh
DurabilityIP68
OSWear OS
ColorsShadow Black

The TicWatch Pro 3 promises up to 72 hours of battery life with Smart Mode turned on. In Essential Mode, users can eke out up to 45 days of use from the wearable’s 577 mAh battery. That’s a big stat for such a tiny device, and in our review, we came away mighty impressed by the TicWatch Pro 3’s battery life. We expect similar performance from the TicWatch 3 Pro with LTE.

The smartwatch also offers health and fitness tracking, features that will be enhanced by the addition of LTE. You can monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and precisely track your runs with GPS. The smartwatch is also rated IP68, so you don’t have to worry about a splash in the rain.

The TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE features a stainless steel and plastic design and comes in Shadow Black. Cellular connectivity is limited to Vodafone customers in the UK, Spain, and Germany at launch, and you can pick it up starting today through Mobvoi’s website, Amazon, and some Vodafone websites for £329.99 / €359.99. If you’re eligible for Vodafone OneNumber, you can share the same phone and data plan between your smartwatch and phone.

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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.