Mobvoi Ticwatch smartwatches are known as one of the best Wear OS smartwatches on the market. They just announced a new one, powered by the Snapdragon Wear 5+ Gen1 chip, which brings top performance but also significantly better autonomy.
As the biggest advantage over the competition, Wear OS smart watches have full integration of Google services and G Pay payment from the wrist.
However, what also significantly lags behind the watches offered by Huawei and Xiaomi is autonomy. So far, the demanding OS has not received a chip that would ensure autonomy longer than 2-3 days.
That should finally change with the arrival of the just-announced Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm.
The new Snapdragon Wear 5 Gen1, and especially the Wear 5+ Gen1, by switching to the 4nm architecture, will significantly improve efficiency, so we expect a noticeable extension of use between charges.
The leap from the 12nm used by the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ to the 4nm of the new Wear 5 Gen1 chips is not small, so expectations are high.
Snapdragon Wear 5+ Gen 1 consists of four Cortex-A53 cores and one Cortex-M55 core. It also integrates an A702 GPU clocked at 1GHz.
In addition to the main processor responsible for more demanding tasks, it also contains an economical co-processor that will count steps in the background, monitor heart rate and blood oxygen saturation.
Qualcomm promises 2x better performance and up to 50% better autonomy compared to its predecessor.
Mobvoi now announces the new Ticwatch Pro smartwatch powered by that Wear 5+ Gen1 chip. Unofficially, it is known that it will be able to detect atrial fibrillation.
Personally, I’m hoping for more serious water resistance after negative experiences with two Ticwatch models.
There is no information about the date yet, but we expect it to be soon.