Despite not being the most popular company on the planet, the Russian Mobvoi is one of the few that still keep alive the flame of smart watches with Android, thanks to its line of Affordable smartwatches TicWatch with Wear OS. Today, the company that already has two models in its catalog with the operating system of Google inside, presents a third model, much more premium and innovative: the TicWatch Pro.
Not only is it the highest quality watch – and therefore, the most expensive – of the TicWatch series, but it is the only one that bets to integrate two different screens, one of them transparent destined to the energetic saving , and try to end with one of the biggest blunders in the sector of smart watches.
As reported, the TicWatch Pro will be the flagship model of the firm Mobvoi as soon as its commercialization begins. In general, it is a smartwatch Wear OS like any other, that incorporates the old-fashioned Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, a heart rate reader, NFC chip for making payments, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other essential details.
Where the appeal of this watch really lies is on your screen. Or rather, screens. First of all, we found a round OLED panel that is used to interact with the Wear OS operating system, just as we would do in any of the many other clocks that exist. However, on this panel we find another that uses FSTN LCD technology . It is a screen very similar to the one that some digital clocks or old electronic devices incorporate. This panel, whose main peculiarity is that it is transparent when it does not show information, it will be used to show the time and information relevant to the user when the OLED screen is off.
Undoubtedly, this is a curious method to save the watch’s battery, given that The energy consumption of the FSTN panel is minimal compared to the OLED. In fact, with the “Essential Mode” active -as Mobvoi calls the way in which the clock only shows information with the secondary screen-, the firm promises a duration of up to 30 days before going through the charger , without using the “smart” capabilities of the smartwatch, of course.
Although at the moment there are many details that are unknown about the clock, we hope that finally it does not remain in smoke and we continue to receive news over the weeks – after all, we are talking about the same company that created the-. What we do know is that the anticipated price of the TicWatch Pro will not exceed $ 300, and should be released this summer.