Watchmaker Mobvoi tweeted yesterday
(via Android Police
) a video teaser revealing that a new smartwatch is coming on July 10th. Using adjectives in the video like "fast," and "powerful," this could be the LTE version of the company's TicWatch Pro. After all, the tweet includes hashtags like #TicWatch and #SimplyBoosted.
The TicWatch Pro features an AMOLED screen with an LCD overlay. In Smart Mode, the AMOLED screen is employed and the timepiece is used as a smartwatch running Wear OS. In this mode, the battery lasts for 2 to 5 days between charges. In Essential Mode, the LCD screen shows the time, date, steps taken and the wearer's heart rate. The brighter it is outside, the easier it is to read this display. In this mode, the battery lasts as long as 30-days on a single charge.
Last month, Mobvoi posted a web page for an LTE enabled version of the TicWatch Pro but quickly took it down. But if this video teaser has anything to do with such a device, it could be introduced next week.
The TicWatch Pro has an AMOLED display with an LCD overlay
The TicWatch Pro is $249.99, but an LTE version is sure to cost more. Whatever Mobvoi plans on releasing, you might be able to earn an early bird discount on the product. Click on this link
and submit your email address. On July 10th you will receive an email with an early bird code that just might allow you to buy the new watch at a discounted price.
The current non-LTE version of the TicWatch Pro is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. It features a 1.39-inch display with a 400 x 400 resolution and a super-twisted nematic monochrome passive-matrix liquid crystal display. It is equipped with 512MB of memory and 4GB of storage and has NFC so that users can cover a purchase at the cash register with Google Pay. A 415mAh battery is included. The video's mention of a big boost could be a hint that the new model will sport the more powerful Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset.
The TicWatch Pro has different functionality depending on the mode being used