[Update: Available Now] TicWatch Pro 2020 is Mobvoi’s latest Wear OS smartwatch with 1GB RAM and a dual display
There are a few companies still dedicated to pumping out Wear OS smartwatches. One of those companies is Mobvoi, who has released some of the best devices the platform has to offer. Mobvoi released the TicWatch Pro in 2018 with premium specifications and some clever tricks. Last year, the company released an LTE version of the TicWatch Pro. Today, Mobvoi is announcing its latest device, the TicWatch Pro 2020.
You may remember that the TicWatch Pro LTE looked essentially the same as the original TicWatch Pro. However, besides LTE support, it did have a few important upgrades. The TicWatch Pro 2020 has the same upgrades as the LTE model, but this is considered an update to the original WiFi-only TicWatch Pro from 2018. It does not have LTE support.
The biggest upgrade from the original TicWatch Pro is RAM. The 2020 model has double the RAM as the original, putting it at 1GB. This is actually a pretty big deal for Wear OS devices. Wear OS is known for being sluggish, and as I stated in my review of the LTE model, the extra RAM makes a big difference. The 2020 model also has 4GB of internal storage and it’s powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset (still no 3100).
Another upgrade over the original TicWatch Pro is the MIL-STD-810G durability rating. The original was only IP68 certified, which the 2020 model is as well. The military standard rating means it can withstand temperature shock of between -22°F and 158°F, remain operational between -4°F and 131°F, 57kpa pressure, 111°F solar radiation, 95% humidity, salt fog, sand, dust, and shock.
You can’t talk about the TicWatch Pro without mentioning the dual-layer display. Mobvoi introduced this on the original TicWatch Pro and the 2020 model has the same great feature. The dual-layer display gives you an extra LCD display on top of the AMOLED display. That extra display essentially acts as your “always-on” display, but it requires very little power. You can squeeze up to 30-days of battery life out of the watch if you heavily rely on the extra display.
Design-wise not much has changed from the original TicWatch Pro. In fact, I can’t really find any differences in the design. The LTE model had knurling around the bezel and buttons, but the 2020 model goes back to the smooth finish of the original. There are two color options to choose from: Black and Silver. There are also several leather and silicone bands to choose from.
The TicWatch Pro 2020 will first roll out in the UK with a price of £222.99. It is available now to purchase in the UK from Mobvoi’s official website and Amazon UK. In the US, the watch will be available in early March for $259.99 on Mobvoi’s website and Amazon.
|Model||TicWatch Pro 2020|
|Dimensions (mm)||45.0 x 12.6|
|Colors||Shadow Black, Liquid Metal Silver|
|Screen cover glass||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|Watch case||Polyamide & glass fiber, stainless steel bezel|
|Watch strap||Genuine leather, silicone (interchangeable), 22mm|
|Operating system||Wear OS by Google|
|Phone compatibility||Android™, iPhone|
|Platform||Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100|
|Memory||1GB RAM; 4GB ROM|
|Display||1.39″ AMOLED (400 x 400 px) + FSTN LCD|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2 + BLE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo|
|Sensors||PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, low latency off-body sensor|
|NFC payments||Google Pay via NFC|
|Military Standard 810G||Withstands temperature shock of between -30 °C and 70 °C; operational between -20 °C and 55 °C; 57kpa pressure; 44 °C solar radiation; 95% humidity; salt fog; sand and dust; shock|
|Waterproof rating||IP68 water and dust resistance|
Update: Available Now
The TicWatch Pro 2020 is now available for purchase. The watch can be purchased from Mobvoi’s website and Amazon. It’s available in black and silver and priced at $259.99, but for a limited time, you can get it for 10% off ($233.99). Simply use code “10OFFPRO2020” at checkout from either store to snag the deal.