• Wear OS for 5 Days (not 30)



    Mobvoi's TicWatch Pro went on sale yesterday. This new Wear OS device promises up to 30 days of battery life, even with its power-hungry Snapdragon chip. To accomplish this feat its OLED display hides under a second film-compensated super twisted nematic (FSTN) screen. It's an idea similar to what Casio has done with Pro-Trek smartwatches—when not in use only the top layer is lit. In the case of the TicWatch battery life can be extended for up to five days, and the FSTN screen has the added benefit of being readable in bright sunlight.

    That's what Mobvoi calls "smart mode". Now the bad news: to get that 30 days battery life you'll have to switch to "essential mode", which actually powers down Wear OS entirely and just gives you the FSTN display. It's better than nothing, but hardly a smartwatch. Speaking of smartwatch, here are the specs:

    1.39 inch 400 x 400 pixel OLED + FSTN display
    Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
    512 MB RAM / 4 GB storage
    Heart rate sensor / NFC
    415 mAh battery
    IP68 water resistance

    Mobvoi was selling the TicWatch Pro on their own site yesterday, but now seem to be pushing it exclusively through Amazon. It retails for $250 USD, and also ships to Canada. If I'm not mistaken this is currently the cheapest option to get Google Pay on your wrist.

    Source: Droid Life
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