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The best from Ticwatch now has an LTE version on its Ultra model, the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra with 4G connectivity. How does it compare with last year's Ticwatch Pro 3 LTE? Let's find out.
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Let's start with the most important thing, the price. It's good. It is £329.99, and this is amazing because the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra is offered at the same price as the Ticwatch Pro 3 LTE. Given the fact that it is post-pandemic times, with all the negative consequences, this hardware is a lot better. The software has been improved, and the look is a lot better as well. Well done, Mobvoi for not increasing the price together with the word Ultra. It's not cheap, but in my opinion, it's the best in its price range.
The unboxing is good. Like all the Mobvoi unboxings, the box is pretty much the same as last year's model. Only the watch image in the box is different. You can see the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra straight away, and it's really a step up from the Ticwatch Pro 3 LTE. I like the new look. The glass is at the same level with the bezels, so it looks better when you look at it from the sides. It uses the same button design approach. The display keeps the same shape and size, and there's nothing wrong with that because the display is amazing. The back of the watch is exactly the same as the Ticwatch Pro 3 LTE, so you still have the charging area and the sensors.
Let's see what they are now and the specs as well. The display is 1.4 inches, while display setup has one AMOLED and FSTN. Is uses the Snapdragon 4100 chip, has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, loads of tracking sensors, a 577 mAh battery, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 waterproof-resistant, and military-grade strength. The standard weight is only 41 grams. Mobvoi claims that the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra is equipped with a modified Snapdragon 4100 chip that is slightly overclocked up to 2 GHz for a smoother experience.
This watch is a fantastic hardware pack. It features some of the best technologies in the end of 2021 together with the possibility of making phone calls without a mobile phone, but more on that in a few moments. The Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra is full of innovations like the dual layer display that switches to the FSTN display when not using the watch. Now, you can customize the background color to blue, red, or whatever color you like. On this model, Mobvoi was not focusing on the display or the hardware, but on all the sensors. Let's see them now.
On the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra, we have a Heart Rate PPG monitor, an SPO2 tracker, a low latency off-body sensor, a gyro sensor, an accelerometer, a compass, a barometer together with 4G capability, speaker and microphone for great phone calls, and also music playback.
I'm really keen on sharing with you how the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra with LTE capabilities has been performing for the past few weeks. Controlling the watch is straightforward. The upper button is the app launcher and the home button. Press and hold it to get the Google Assistant. The lower button is configurable. In my case, I have it to quick exercise. To move through the notifications and menus, swapping gestures are used. The Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra has 4G capabilities, but beyond that, it's possible to respond to notifications on the watch as well. Emojis are supported too. You can swipe left to access the main tiles and of course, to customize TicHealth, skip tracking, weather tile, and so on.
The performance of the software and hardware is excellent. It is a pleasure to use the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra, and it's a lot snappier than the previous Ticwatch Pro. This is mostly possible thanks to the capable system of the chip. The apps list is not that long, just the essential Wear OS apps like the Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, and the TicHealth ecosystem. Like I said before, Mobvoi is very serious about getting the most out of their sensors and giving you a unique health tracking experience.
Talking about health tracking, they are the usual, sleep tracking, step counter, SPO2 Tracker, which works 24/7. It also has TicSleep, TicHealth, and TicOxygen. However this time, it doesn't end here because now, we have two extra features, mental fatigue and energy level health. We can see that Mobvoi orientation is going towards long-term health tracking. Whether they are really good, only time can show. Let me tell you what the last week has been like. Step Tracking has been a bit overcounting, comparing with other devices, around 20% I would say. It's not triggered by driving or scooter driving. Hopefully, it will be fixed through an update. Heartbeat Tracking is much better and detects spikes very quickly. SPO2 Tracking was perfect, and I would say that it detects a little less than an oximeter will do, but sometimes, it all depends on the position of the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra on your wrist.
Sleep tracking was inaccurate. The Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra 4G version was unable to correctly identify when I woke up and only stopped the sleep tracking when I go up from the bed. While tracking features are quite many, there is work to be done on the firmware level. Looking at the app now, it has been updated as well with a much better design and feature-rich. You can explore all the information that has been tracked by the watch. Each workout is recorded, and you can see those that are automatically detected or manually triggered. Mobvoi has reached the point where the smartwatch app is functional, well organized, feature-rich, and easy to link with third-party services like Google Fit for example.
Like I said, in the beginning, my Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra is an LTE version with 4G capabilities. Sadly, this version only works in a few countries, and in the UK, it only works with a Vodafone, so you'll need to grab a sim contract with Vodafone if you want full functionality like going for a run without your phone and be able to get the phone calls and text messages.
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Because we are talking about calls, let's have a look at the speaker quality.
The battery life on the Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra is great news because it has been solid and consistent. I was able to have two to three days per cycle, and that is really amazing. This is mostly because I use the FSTN display as always-on display and because I choose to not use the watch to make phone calls. If you use the AMOLED screen as always-on display and if you make phone calls using your watch, expect a drop in battery life. I keep everything active on my watch. All the tracking features are on like the 24 hours heart rate tracking, SPO2 24 hours tracking, and so on.
That's all for today guys. We're finished with the battery. I could go on discussing drawbacks, but I don't think it's important to focus on the drawbacks because in my opinion, this is the best smartwatch at this price point. This is the best watch you can get for this price. With that said guys, I will end this video, but before I do that, I need to remind you something. Please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe because small channels like mine only continue to exist if you guys give us the support, and the way you guys support is by liking the video and subscribing. With that said, I wish you guys a lovely day, and I'll catch you later.
Hello! Thanks for checking our channel. My name is Tiago, and I am the dad! DJ is our little one and mum's name is Monica. On this channel, you’ll find product reviews, gift ideas videos, life hacks, Q&A’s, and the occasional video blog about our family like our holidays for example.