Should you Get the TicWatch Pro 5? Here’s What You Should Know!


Mobvoi’s newest Wear OS-powered wearable is here in the form of the TicWatch Pro 5, and the company has wasted no time in promoting this latest addition to its smartwatch lineup. With that said however, does the TicWatch Pro 5 come with everything you need in a smartwatch? Let’s take a look.

Design and Display

At first glance, the TicWatch Pro 5 resembles the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, although there are some notable differences this time around. The two control buttons on the side have now been replaced by a rotating crown, similar to other wearables such as the Apple Watch and Pixel Watch. There’s no rotating bezel unfortunately, so navigation is handled by the crown and the display.

The watch features a 1.43-inch AMOLED touch display covered with Gorilla Glass, which retains a secondary display that only shows essential info like time and date, and saves precious battery.

The chassis is made from a combination of aluminum and nylon material, and Mobvoi says that the watch has been tested to comply with US-MIL-STD 810H standards, so it will be safe from outdoor elements including rain, ice, sand, and even shocks and bumps. The silicone straps are interchangeable, allowing users to switch up the look of their watch.

Internals and Software

The TicWatch Pro 5 is powered by the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 Wearable Platform, and ships with Wear OS 3. With that in mind, we’re hoping that there are no update delays with the Pro 5, given the Wear OS fiasco on the older TicWatch models, as well as Google’s announcement of the Wear OS 4 beta. In any case, the W5+ is a capable platform, and is especially designed for Wear OS.

The watch does come with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which should allow for enough space to install apps on the wearable. Of course, the TicWatch Pro 5 does come with several pre-installed apps from Mobvoi, including exercise and fitness tracking software. It should be noted though that the Pro 5 does not come with Google Assistant, and at the moment there’s no way to download it to the device either, which is a bit of a bummer especially if you’re after Google Assistant functionality. It’s an odd omission given that it was available on older TicWatch models.

Other Hardware Features

There’s a well-rounded array of sensors on the TicWatch Pro 5, which include an Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, HD PPG Heart Rate Sensor, SpO2 Sensor,
Skin Temperature Sensor, Low Latency Off-Body Sensor, a Barometer, and a Compass.

Other hardware details include a vibration motor for haptics and notifications, a speaker, microphone, Bluetooth 5.2 and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, as well as NFC. The watch is powered by a 628 mAh battery, which Mobvoi says can charge up to 65% in just 30 minutes, and lasts up to 80 hours on average. Of course individual usage patterns will affect battery endurance, but this kind of long battery life is nice to see on a Wear OS wearable.

The TicWatch Pro 5 is available now from participating retailers and on Amazon, which you can check out using the link below.

TicWatch Pro 5
The TicWatch Pro 5 boasts a durable design, long battery endurance of up to 80 hours, a ton of health-tracking features, as well as Wear OS 3 from Google.

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Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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