Mobvoi announces TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE

The TicWatch Pro received a good amount of praise from the media, but the company started teasing a fast and powerful smartwatch for July 10, and reports surfaced claiming it could be a 4G/LTE variant of the TicWatch Pro. They were right, as Mobvoi has just announced the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE.

Mobvoi re-engineered the watch to leverage its 4G/LTE wireless connectivity. Powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, it features 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The display is the same dual-approach from the standard version with a 1.39-inch AMOLED panel with 400 x 400 resolution, and a FSTN LCD screen.

In addition to 4G/LTE FDD connectivity, it features Bluetooth 4.2, and WiFi b/g/n, as well as GPS, Glonass, and Beidou navigation support. The battery is a 415mAh unit which takes care of wearOS, and all the sensors (PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, low latency off-body sensor), with a claimed battery life of up to 30 days. It is also rated IP68 and swimming pool water proof.

The 4G/LTE connectivity can be enabled after a month, but until then all the features are available via WiFi and Bluetooth.

The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is available starting today on both Amazon and Mobvoi’s website for a special discounted early-adopter price of $279, until August 10, 2019.

Additional product features and details can be found in the press release below. Product images as well.

Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, one of the only 4G/LTE Wear OS smartwatches powered by Wear OS by Google is available in the U.S. and introduces powerful proactive motion tracking features

San Francisco, July 10th, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Mobvoi Inc., a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company backed by Google™ and Volkswagen, is launching the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, the highly anticipated second generation of the TicWatch Pro smartwatch line.

The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is re-engineered to leverage its 4G/LTE wireless connectivity, and introduces new features including Number Sharing and Cloud Synchronization to keep you connected to important messages from your smartphone, without tethering your smartphone; TicMotion 2.0, the next generation of TicMotion, which automatically tracks your workouts without manually tapping a mode to begin recording your workout; and TicPulse, Mobvoi’s new health AI assistant that tracks your heart rate proactively in the background. The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE also retains its patented dual layered-screen technology that enables users to switch between Smart Mode and Essential Mode, extending its battery life for up to 30 days.

As one of the only smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google™ and Snapdragon chip available with 4G/LTE in the U.S., the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE will be launching on Verizon. Available starting today on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2KGtmCK) for Prime Day, and on Mobvoi’s brand website Mobovi.ai (http://bit.ly/2XJqnNz) the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE retails with an MSRP of $299 USD.

Customers will be able to activate the 4G/LTE feature one month later, and until then can use all other features on the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

During this one month duration, between July 10, 2019 and August 10, 2019, shoppers can purchase the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE at an early adopter price of $279 USD.

“The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE has all the hallmarks of the original TicWatch Pro, including its trademark long battery life, but the Pro 4G combined with 4G/LTE connectivity and Mobvoi’s new TicPulse and TicMotion 2.0, truly takes advantage of Mobvoi’s artificial intelligence breakthroughs, while finally standing alone without an accompanying smartphone,” said Zhifei Li, CEO and Founder of Mobvoi. “We’re also excited to be one of the only 4G smartwatches running Wear OS by Google available in the United States starting today with Verizon.”

Smartphone-Free Connectivity

Enabled by number sharing, your phone number can be shared to your TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE to conduct VoLTE voice calls, send or receive SMS messages, and use your favorite messaging apps, all without tethering your smartwatch to a smartphone. More significantly, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE’s Cloud Synchronization enables wearers to seamlessly receive app notifications from their smartphone to their TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE  smartwatch - all without a tethered Bluetooth connection. In fact, the smartphone and smartwatch are synced directly through the cloud, so that users aren’t required to download a smartwatch app for the most popular messaging, social networking and email applications, including WhatsApp, Gmail, Google Hangouts, among others. So you can switch between using one or the other device without skipping a beat.

The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE also introduces a brand new safety feature, called “SOS,” which can dial 911 and meanwhile broadcast your location to a 911 call center in the event of an emergency with a simple tap of a button.

Proactive Heart Tracking with TicPulse

Thanks to an improved heart rate monitoring sensor, TicPulse on the TicPro 4G/LTE offers 24/7 highly accurate monitoring of your health without the need for a smartphone, and also for the first time displays a comprehensive, real-time history of your heart’s health and steps taken on an hourly basis. In fact, on the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE you can directly view your seven-day historical heart rate chart, which updates your data every day for a few minutes.

Proactive Motion Tracking & Click-free with TicMotion 2.0

With Mobvoi’s TicMotion 2.0 technology, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE takes a giant leap from the first generation TicMotion, expanding the assistant to autonomously track a wider range of real-time motions including fast-walking and running, while swimming will be rolled out at a later time. Wearers can simply strap on the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE and can let its state-of-the-art artificial intelligence in TicMotion 2.0 track your every movement, while you simply go about living your life. In fact, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE with TicMotion 2.0 has been enhanced to passively track workouts more granularly including time spent, distance and pace so that it keeps wearers focused on their workouts, and not on the watch itself.

Life On-The-Go with Google Assistant and Google Pay

Integrated with Google Assistant and Google Pay for NFC payments, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE takes you on the road, enabling you to roam smartphone-free and make purchases with a smartwatch using Google Pay™, while also assisting with Google Assistant you to keep you updated and on track with your daily schedule.

Product Features

  • Cellular Connectivity – Enabled by number sharing, your phone number can be shared to your TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE and conduct VoLTE voice calls, to send or receive SMS messages or use your favorite messaging apps
  • ‘SOS’ Alerts -Leveraging the 4G/LTE connectivity, SOS immediately dials 911 and broadcasts your immediate location in the event of an emergency
  • Long Battery Life - Mobvoi’s trademark “Essential Mode,” first introduced in the TicWatch Pro, uses layered display technology that layers a low power consuming LCD display on top of a brilliant OLED display, so that users can switch from a ‘smart mode’ to a power saving mode (Essential Mode) that extends the battery life from 2 days to up to 30 days
  • Premium Watch – Coming in at 11g lighter than the TicWatch Pro, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is built to impress and last by sporting a steel bezel and MIL-STD-810Gdurability
  • TicMotion 2.0Whether fast-walking or running, TicMotion automatically logs your workout and records your sessions, without the need to activate the exercise(s) manually
  • TicPulse –Monitoring your heart rate has never been easier with 24/7 heart rate monitoring that passively records your heart history even in “Essential Mode” for up to 30 days including detailed visualizations of your health for up to 7 days including minimum, maximum and resting heart rates; extreme heart rate alerts for rates not triggered by exercising; and steps taken
  • Cloud Synchronization - Sync messaging and email app alerts from your smartphone to your TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, Bluetooth-free and also without downloading a standalone app for Gmail, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts and SMS on Android smartphones
  •  IP68+ Suited for Swimming - Shockproof and swim-friendly, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is not only tough but also designed to give swimmers an edge
  • Google Assistant – Get things done on the go with help from the Google Assistant on your wrist. Just press and hold the power button or say ‘Ok Google’ to manage daily tasks, plan your day or get answers
  • NFC Payments – Google Pay™ is the fast, simple way to pay at millions of places. With Google Pay, there’s no need to dig for your cards - you can pay quickly and easily with the smartwatch already on your wrist
  • Health and fitness sensors– The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE includes a PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, and low latency off-body sensor
  • Endless Watch Face & Apps Options -Select and download from thousands of watch faces and any preferred apps available through Google Play™ to suit your personal style any place, any time

TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE Specifications

Model TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE
Dimensions (mm) 45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6
Colors Black
Screen cover glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Watch case Polyamide & glass fiber, stainless steel bezel, aluminum back cover
Watch strap  Silicone (interchangeable), 22mm
Operating system Wear OS by Google
Phone compatibility Android™, iPhone
Platform Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100
Memory 1GB RAM; 4GB ROM
Network 4G/LTE FDD**
Display  1.39" AMOLED (400 x 400 px) + FSTN LCD
Connectivity  Bluetooth v4.2 + BLE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS  GPS + GLONASS + Beidou
Sensors  PPG heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, low latency off-body sensor
NFC payments  Google Pay via NFC
Battery capacity  415mAh
Military Standard 810G Withstands temperature shock of between -30 °C and 70 °C; operational between -20 °C and 55 °C; 57kpa pressure; 44 °C solar radiation; 95% humidity; salt fog; sand and dust; shock
Waterproof rating  IP68 + pool swimming suitable

 

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Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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