June 10, 2023

Mobvoi, the corporate behind the favored line of TicWatch smartwatches, on Wednesday launched its newest watch, the TicWatch Professional 5. It runs on Google’s Put on OS 3 software program and is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 chip, which ought to improve pace and general efficiency. A brand new model of the Mobvoi well being app will launch alongside the watch, which prices $350 and is out there now. 

Along with the brand new chip, the TicWatch Professional 5 contains a lot of different options like a rotating crown for navigating the watch’s interface and a wiser new backlight that ought to enable path runners and evening joggers to view the display screen with out illuminating their environment. There’s additionally a one-tap measurement characteristic to offer entry to 5 completely different well being metrics immediately, like coronary heart price, blood oxygen and extra, in addition to stress administration and superior sleep monitoring.

On the health facet, there’s steady heart-rate monitoring, a built-in barometer, improved VO2 Max monitoring and instruments that can assist you perceive the correct restoration time required after your exercises. There are over 100 completely different exercise modes, which ought to make it straightforward to match what the watch tracks to the exercise you are doing. With the redesigned app, Mobvoi is placing extra concentrate on the health-tracking points of the watch to higher compete with firms like Samsung, Apple and Oura. 

Mobvoi has traditionally centered extra on lower-cost, entry-level fashions, which the corporate has had some success with. It is also one of many solely “smaller” firms that is producing Put on OS watches. Whereas this watch will launch with Put on OS 3, essentially the most present model obtainable at this time, it is price noting that Google simply introduced Put on OS 4 throughout its developer convention. When requested about that subsequent working system, Mobvoi didn’t have any bulletins however mentioned the corporate is working with Google on future Put on OS updates.

Nonetheless, Mobvoi’s general concentrate on well being, with each its new app and the TicWatch Professional 5’s options, additional present that health is the most important space of focus for at this time’s wearables. 

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