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TicWatch Pro review: first impression, hands-on & unboxing

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The new smartwatch from Mobvoi has been official for a few weeks: The TicWatch Pro. The first smartwatch with a two-layer display on the market is said to be particularly energy-efficient. This is my first impression with a little unboxing.

Mobvoi has been in the smartwatch market for a long time. So far, however, the wearables were not intended for our market, since the buttons on the watch were always on the left. We're not used to that here, so the watches weren't ideal for us either. But now I have the new TicWatch Pro here.

That's in the pack

The watch is delivered in a small box with a foil over it. If you open the pack, the clock jumps straight towards you. Very chic. Under the lid there is a charging dock with a USB cable and a quick start guide that is not well translated into German.

In the box of the TicWatch Pro there is a charging station, the watch itself and a quick start guide. (Image: © 2018 TechnikNews)

On the watch itself there is also a film on the front and back, which must be removed. The clock can then be started.

Setup & setup

As with every smartwatch with wearOS, the language must be selected to start. The wearOS app is then downloaded from Google onto your own smartphone. This is available for Android as well as for iOS. The full potential of a smartwatch with wearOS can only be used with Android. The subsequent setup, including transferring the apps and specifying settings, is continued in the app. The setup went through completely within 5 minutes.

The watch is set up like any other smartwatch with wear OS. Quite simply and quickly. (Image: © 2018 TechnikNews)

The first five days with the TicWatch Pro

On the TicWatch Pro ships with wearOS 1.1. On the first day after several attempts to get a software update none was suggested. Today the update for the watch finally came and is now running on the latest version 1.4. Now let's get to the design:

The test device here comes with a leather strap, which is only made of leather on the front. On the underside you will find a silicone bracelet, which is very soft to the touch. I don't know whether the watch is suitable for the water thanks to the leather strap. The watch itself is waterproof, for swimming in the pool or for showering.

The heart rate monitor on the back does not measure continuously in everyday life, but it does during a workout. (Image: © 2018 TechnikNews)

While the battery life didn't impress me at all on the first day after setting it up, it ran perfectly for the next few days. At the moment my smartwatch still has 5 Procent battery left, last charged more than 2 days ago. According to the current estimate in the wearOS app, the battery should last until 20:00 p.m., which I doubt. But if I completely deactivated the smart mode with AMOLED display, the watch should last longer than 2-3 days. We will find out in a test two weeks after the IFA whether this display really saves power.

First training with GPS

During the first workout with active GPS for almost 40 minutes, the smartwatch lost 30 Procent of battery. The recording was very accurate and was clearly presented in Mobvoi's own fitness app. The heart rate curve is shown here together with the running speed.

Price: Free of charge+

The TicWatch Pro is currently for 249,99 euros on Amazon .

The test report for the TicWatch Pro will follow here shortly TechnikNews.

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