Last month, Mobvoi published a landing page for a new LTE-equipped TicWatch Pro and promptly took it down. Not at all coincidentally, Mobvoi has just posted a 30-second video teaser of an upcoming watch slated to be unveiled July 10th. I wonder what it could be.
The teaser shows the watch with a knurled bezel and a band that appears to be silicone. Unfortunately, it still appears to have numbers on the bezel like the current TicWatch Pro. Read MoreMobvoi teases a new smartwatch for July 10, presumably an LTE-equipped TicWatch Pro was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The TicWatch Pro is a pretty good smartwatch, as much as any SD Wear 2100 watch running Wear OS can be, anyway. One complaint about it was that you were forced to use Mobvoi’s own health app as the default swipe left screen in Wear 2.0 (to the right of your watchface), but that’s thankfully no longer the case.
Since the update to Wear 2.2, some TicWatch Pro users have noticed that you can now swipe left and long-press to bring up a choice between TicHealth and Google Fit. Read MoreTicWatch users can now set Google Fit as their default left swipe app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Smartwatches haven’t been the smashing success that many manufacturers hoped they would be, but that doesn’t mean all of them are bad or useless. Not everyone needs or wants a screen on their wrist, but for those of us who like tracking workouts and responding to notifications without reaching for a phone, they can be great tools.
We’ve put together a small list of our favorite wearables, from the fitness-oriented Fitbit Versa to Samsung’s flagship Tizen smartwatch. Read MoreThe best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.