The TicWatch 5 Pro, which was announced by Mobvoi, is the first wearable from this year’s flagship line-up. The new device replaces the TicWatch 3 Pro and is better in a lot of ways. But health tracking is still Mobvoi’s main goal, so it can compete with the best in the industry. So, the company also put out a new and better health app at the same time as the device.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chip is used for the first time in the TicWatch Pro 5, which promises better performance and efficiency. The display has a size of 1.43 inches and is made of an OLED panel that is protected by Gorilla Glass. There is also an ultra-low-power display with a small backlight to save some power and still let you read. The whole system runs on 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space inside the computer.
As with all the other TicWatches, the 5 Pro runs on Google’s Wear OS, version 3 in this case. Google just announced Wear OS 4, which is important, but we don’t know which devices will get an update. The usual set of sensors are on board, so you can track more than 100 different types of workouts and use a new one-tap measurement feature to find out your heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, stress level, and even VO2 Max. Mobvoi says that the tracking of the latter has also been made better. You can also use NFC to pay without touching a card reader.
The lights are powered by a rather large 628 mAh battery, which Mobvoi says will last about 80 hours with the so-called Smart Essential Mode, which automatically switches to the low-power display when you don’t need the OLED display. Also on the menu is fast charging, which gives you 65% of a charge in 30 minutes.
The chassis is made of 7000-series aluminum, high-strength nylon, and fiberglass, and the standard strap is 24mm silicone. The TicWatch 5 Pro meets the military standard US-MIL-STD 810H, which means it can handle rain, sand, ice, shocks, and vibrations. The right crown can be turned and used to move through the menus. Depending on where you live, the device will cost you either $349 or €359. It only comes in the color Obsidian. It is available to buy right away.