In the ever-evolving world of smartwatches, Mobvoi has made an impressive statement with the TicWatch Pro 5. With brands like Apple, Samsung and Garmin often dominating the headlines, Mobvoi has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality Wear OS watches. The TicWatch Pro 5 is no exception and bravely faces the competition.
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Design and display
At first glance, the design of the TicWatch Pro 5 may not seem revolutionary, as it retains the industrial aesthetic of the TicWatch. It combines deep black with dark grey, giving it a minimalist yet sophisticated look. The 1.43-inch AMOLED display is slightly larger than its predecessor and offers clear and sharp viewing. A particular highlight is the secondary FSTN display, located above the main screen. It shows important information like time, step count and heart rate and is easy to read, especially outdoors.
Performance and software
Powered by Wear OS 3 and the new Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 chipset, the TicWatch Pro 5 delivers impressive performance. Navigating menus and apps is fluid, and while it’s not as fast as some rivals, it’s definitely one of the best Wear OS watches on the market. Another plus point is the expandable internal memory of 32 GB, ideal for those who want to store music or apps directly on the watch.
Fitness and Health
As a fitness tracker, the TicWatch Pro 5 offers a lot of functions. The TicExercise app offers a variety of tracking options, from cardio to weightlifting. Heart rate monitoring is particularly accurate, and the watch can even compete with specialized heart rate monitors. Sleep tracking is also solid, although there are some differences from other devices in terms of data depth.
One of the most remarkable features of the TicWatch Pro 5 is its battery life. While many smartwatches require a daily charge, Mobvoi claims the TicWatch Pro 5 lasts up to 80 hours. It puts many competitors to shame and makes it an ideal choice for those who don’t want to constantly worry about charging. When fully used, we managed about 65 hours until the next charge, and the power saving mode also played its part. We still think it’s decent compared to Apple and Samsung.
- Pris: ca 359.99€
- Dimensions: 50.1 x 48.0 x 12.2 (mm)
- Weight: 44.3 grams
- Housing/Frame: 7000 series aluminum + high-strength nylon with fiberglass
- display: 466 x 466 px, always-on OLED
- GPS: GPS+Beidou+Glonass+Galileo+QZSS
- Battery Life: 80 hours
- Connection: Bluetooth 5.2
- Water resistant: Yes, 5ATM
Scope of delivery:
- TicWatch Pro 5 Smartwatch
- Charging cable (via a small plug with USB-A port)
- User Guide
The TicWatch Pro 5 from Mobvoi is an excellent smartwatch that excels in many ways. From its clear display to its impressive performance to incredible battery life, it offers everything you can expect from a modern smartwatch. There are minor criticisms, such as the lack of Google Assistant and a design that may not be to everyone’s taste, but overall the TicWatch Pro 5 is one of the best Wear OS watches on the market and can be highly recommended.
TicWatch Pro 5 Android Smartwatch for Men Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 OS Smartwatch 80 Hours Long Battery Life Health Fitness Tracking 5ATM Water Resistance Compass Android Compatible Only
- 【Unparalleled Chipset, Better Experience】 The Ticwatch Pro 5 is the first smartwatch to feature the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 wearable platform and the latest version of Google’s Wear Os. Providing fast and smooth performance and connectivity. 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM storage. NFC payments support Google Pay.
- 【80 Hours 628mAh Battery Life & New Fast Charging Technology】Dual-layer display technology gives the TicWatch Pro 5 smartwatch 80 hours of battery life. With the new fast charging technology on the TicWatch Pro 5, you can easily charge from 0-65% in just 30 minutes. A quick 15-minute charge will keep your watch running all day.
- 【New Design: Rotating Crown】The joy of scrolling through the digital world with the instant response of TicWatch Pro 5’s rotating crown, complete with satisfying haptic feedback, takes the smartwatch wearing experience to a whole new height. Scroll to change tiles, increase or decrease music volume, or even zoom in or out on the map with just one finger or while wearing gloves. This crown gives you effortless yet versatile control.