Google's Wear OS platform has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years—mostly downs. Perhaps the greatest issue has been slow progress on hardware. Most Google-powered watches sold right now use the Snapdragon Wear 3100, a two-year-old SoC built on the same 28nm process that the Snapdragon 800 from 2014 used. Qualcomm promised to finally address battery life and performance limitations with the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset, and the TicWatch Pro 3 is the first Wear OS smartwatch to use it.
After using the TicWatch Pro 3 for a while, I can confidently say that the Wear 4100 is the hardware boost Wear OS has desperately needed for years.
Mobvoi is one of the few companies still taking the future of Wear OS seriously and releasing new hardware. But today Mobvoi has a deal reaching into the past. The company's 2018 flagship smartwatch, the TicWatch Pro, is available on Amazon for just $139.99, a savings of $60 off recent prices.
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Smartwatches weren't exactly the next smartphone revolution that many hoped for, but for checking notifications and tracking health, they can be incredibly valuable tools. They're certainly not for everyone, but if you're looking for a new smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable product, there are plenty of excellent options at every price bracket.
Mobvoi's TichWatch Pro 4G is one of the most exciting WearOS ones on the market. It combines good built quality with impressive battery life, thanks to its layered screen technology. The timepiece traditionally sells for $299, but is down to just $219 today only, which is $79 off its regular list price.
Welcome to February! To usher in the second month of 2020, we have our usual deluge of deals that are ripe for the picking. This Wednesday, we're taking a look at an assortment of Mobvoi TicWatch Wear OS smartwatches, some true wireless earbuds, an adorable bunny baby monitor, and more.
With the holidays fast approaching, you might be scrambling for gift ideas for some of your tech-savvy relatives and friends — or maybe you just want something neat for yourself. If you want to look snazzy while you track calories for your New Year's resolution, you're in luck: The TicWatch Pro is on sale for a new low of $159 ($91 off) on Amazon.
With regards to the wearables market, manufacturers have come and gone, but a few have been consistently delivered some pretty good hardware. Mobvoi has earned quite a few fans for creating some really good watches and earbuds while keeping prices more accessible than many competitors. Of course, there's still room to discount them even further for Black Friday!
TicWatches are among the only compelling Wear OS smartwatches not made by Fossil Group, but none of them have offered sleep tracking before, not even the flagship TicWatch Pro (reviewed here). Mobvoi is now rectifying that with the launch of a new app called TicSleep, and it's offering some discounts on its watches in celebration.
It's almost time to go back to school, and what better way to make sure you're on time than a brand new smartwatch. Thanks to this deal on Mobvoi's smartwatches, you can save between 15 to 20% on four models, which range from $136 to $250 depending on your needs.
Amazon Prime Day is still chugging along for the next day or so, so maybe you're still finding something worthwhile to buy. Maybe you'd like to cover up your wrist with something smart? How about a Ticwatch? Mobvoi has discounted its Wear OS smartwatches by 30% for the big sitewide sale and there are pretty decent timepieces to scavenge from here.