We’ve seen two TicWatch Pro smartwatches this year, but the new Pro 3 is the one to watch.
It’s the first Wear OS device we’ve seen to run the new Snapdragon Wear 4100, which nukes complaints about performance and also means you’ll get two days of battery life.
The TicWatch Pro 3 uses a dual display, with the generous 1.4-inch 454×454 AMOLED overlaid by a basic low-power FSTN monochrome one that displays the time when you’re not using the watch.
In terms of health sensors, there’s a few onboard. SpO2 means you can spot check blood oxygen and there’s a warning app for noisy environments.
There are sports tracking modes, but we did find accuracy issues in running and swimming. If you’re not focusing on workouts you can ignore this, but at the price point of $299.99 there are plenty of comparable smartwatches that can get workouts right.
If you’re looking for a Wear OS watch with top performance, this is a key highlight for the 2020 holiday season.
TicWatch Pro 3 key features
- Runs on Google Wear OS
- Snapdragon 4100
- Works with Android and iOS
- 1.4-inch 454×454 AMOLED
- 22mm interchangeable straps
- Dual-layer display
- Google Pay
- Built-in GPS and heart rate monitor
- Two days battery life (smartwatch mode), 30 days battery life (basic watch mode)