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
|Specifications||TicWatch Pro 3 LTE|
|Dimensions & Weight||
|Watchband size||22mm, silicone|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB storage|
|Connectivity & Extras||
|NFC Payments||Yes, Google Pay|
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.