5 Reasons to get the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS
If you’re looking for a smartwatch with a lot of great features, then the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS is a great option to look into. It comes with a wealth of health-tracking software features, impressive hardware, and runs on Google’s Wear OS platform for wearable devices. If you’re on the fence about getting this one, then we’ve listed five reasons why we think you should go for it – let’s get started!
Build and Design
The Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra features a design that has IP68 dust and water protection, and according to Mobvoi is rated for Military Standards (MIL-STD-810G). It features a stainless steel bezel that surrounds the touchscreen and special nylon material for the watch’s main body. While it is durable, it’s not too heavy on the wrist which is nice.
There’s also a microphone and loudspeaker on the watch, which come in handy for use with Google Assistant. There are two physical buttons on the side – the top button lets you access your apps and acts as a home button, while the lower button can be assigned to a custom function.
Dual AMOLED-LCD Display
The Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra also comes with an AMOLED touchscreen, alongside a dual-display system. This works by a having secondary LCD display turned on by default, and this displays quick information like your step count, date, and time. It actually conserves battery life because the AMOLED display isn’t always turned on.
When using the AMOLED display though, it’s nice and bright and I’ve had no trouble using it outdoors. It also responds to touch very well, with barely any lag and stuttering. It’s also protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass to keep it safe from drops and bumps.
While most Apple Watches and WearOS devices require a daily recharge, Mobvoi says that the battery can last up to 72 hours. In my usage, I was able to make it last for up to two and a half days, and bit more, if I turned off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, only syncing the watch when I need to. Of course, if you rely on the watch for notifications, then it’s best you leave this on.
If the watch happens to run low on power, you can still continue using it as the device automatically reverts to the basic LCD screen to conserve the remaining battery life. You won’t be able to access the smart features, but you can still use it as a regular digital watch. To be honest, this is better than having to recharge every night, or sometimes even mid-day.
As we mentioned earlier, the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra comes with some great internal hardware. In addition to 1GB of RAM and 8GB ROM, the watch is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100 Platform, and Mobvoi’s dual Processor system. It’s also got other features like GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, Gyro sensor, SPO2 sensor, heart rate sensor, barometer, a compass, and there’s even a variant with LTE functionality. There’s no ECG monitor though, which is something to take note of.
If you’re looking for a device with a lot of health-tracking hardware, then the 3 Ultra will be something to definitely consider.
Wear OS and Health Tracking
The 3 Ultra runs on Google’s Wear OS platform, which mainly competes with Apple’s Watch OS. It’s currently at Wear OS 2.3, but it is scheduled to be updated to Wear OS 3 sometime this year. You can customize the user interface and features by adding Tiles (which let you view different kinds of data), Watch Faces, and apps as well.
Fitness enthusiasts will likewise find a lot to love with the 3 Ultra. The pre-installed TicExercise app has a list of more than 100 exercises to choose from, in addition to Google’s own fitness app. Of course, there’s also sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring available on the watch, as well as step-tracking and SP02 monitoring.
Go for It?
As far as price is concerned, the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS costs £299, which is a bit more affordable compared to competing devices from brands like Samsung and Fossil. If you’re interested in it, we think that the 72-hour battery life, extensive health software, as well as hardware features, are great reasons to get this watch.
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