After a few months of rumors, the Ticwatch Pro is finally official. Price at $249 and available in both Silver & Black, the Pro sports a massive battery life of a minimum of 5 days on a single charge and can go up to 30 days in what the company is calling an “essential” mode. Powered by Wear OS by Google, it has a AMOLED display with a secondary FSTN LCD display that is the key to the essential mode of the watch.
The new Ticwatch Pro is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, comes with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The AMOLED display is 1.39″ on the 45 mm stainless steelcase. It has a 415mAh battery, Bluetooth, WiFi and, thankfully, NFC. The popular Ticwatch S and E models from last year didn’t have NFC so this is certainly a step in the right direction. Finally, it is IP68 rated for water and dust intrusion.
How Ticwatch gets the Pro’s’ long battery life is pretty slick. Basically their are two modes: Smart Mode and Essential Mode. In Smart Mode, you have all the bells & whistles that come with Wear OS including Google Assistant, all the watch faces, apps and health tracking like your steps, heart rate monitor, and sleep monitoring. On top of the AMOLED display is a FSTN LCD display that is always on to show you essential information such as the time, date, your step count and heart rate.
In Essential Mode, that FSTN LCD display is all you get. It more or less turns the watch into a not-so smart watch but the key is that it really stretches the battery life out. Ticwatch claims you can get up to 30 days in Essential mode on the Ticwatch Pro. That’s stunningly impressive and certainly will have to be tried out to see if it lives up to the claim. But even if it is only 15 days, that is a huge amount of battery life.
The Ticwatch Pro is already available now at the company’s Amazon store front. You can pick up either the Black or Silver model for $249.99