Ticwatch Pro 5: The Wear OS Smartwatch King is Back?
Ticwatch has come up with a new smartwatch after two long years. The Pro 3 is replaced by the Ticwatch Pro 5 with first of its kind processor and one of the most powerful WearOS implementations. Besides that, it has everything from sports mode and beautiful screen to excellent design. But the brand-new chipset is the most important thing to test in this thorough review.
- Latest and the Strongest Snapdragon Qualcomm chipset.
- Fast and Sappy screen
- Precise fitness tracking
- Excellent smartphone app
- Great battery endurance
- Ordinary Design
- Difficult to transfer data despite 32GB storage
Ticwatch Pro 5 – Price
Ticwatch Pro 5 is launched at the price of 350$. In addition to all the upgrades, the price is also a little higher than the previous generation. But considering it is introduced after 2 years and the price bump is only 50, we can say it has a fair price.
The smartwatch is competing against Fossil Generation 7 and the upcoming Galaxy and Pixel smartwatches.
Ticwatch Pro 5 – Unboxing
Unboxing is very different; in fact, it is one of the changes. I have never seen a Ticwatch in this kind of box. It feels good and premium, like other popular smartwatches. Some of the highlights are on the back. Opening the box will reveal the smartwatch, tightly packed to prevent any damage. The rest of the things are paperwork and the charging wire.
It is a simple yet valuable packing that makes the smartwatch look good.
Appearance and Build Quality
While watching the smartwatch for the first time, I was slightly disappointed as the design is pretty much the same as the Pro 3. The screen is pretty much the same size, with thin metallic bezels and a Gorilla Glass top. Overall, the design is very similar to the previous model, but the watch feels premium and robust. To control the Ticwatch Pro 5, we have a home button and a rotating crown.
Most upgrades in Ticwatch Pro 5 are on the inside, so let’s learn about the specs.
- Chipset: Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1
- OS: WearOS 3.5 by Google
- Display: 1.43-inch OLED Display with 326PPI
- Body: Aluminum, Nylon with Fiberglass, Corning Gorilla Glass
- Weight: 44.3 grams
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, PPG Heart Rate Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Off-Body Sensor, Barometer
- Storage: 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM
- Battery: 628mAh
- NFC: Yes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz
- GPS: GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS
- Speaker and Microphone: Yes
- Waterproof: 5ATM
- App: Mobvoi Health
Ticwatch Pro 5 – Features
There have been a lot of hardware upgrades in the Ticwatch Pro 5. That has significantly enhanced the performance of the smartwatch. The first big upgrade is the RAM. The smartwatch has 2GB DDR4 RAM. So, the increment is not only in the number but also in the generation. The significant upgrade has a great impact on the performance.
The software on the Ticwatch Pro 5 is also free of every bloatware. It is a clean, smooth, and incredibly functional ecosystem. The smartwatch also has a keyboard to reply to your notifications.
Another excellent thing about the Ticwatch Pro 5 is the SoC. It is incredibly strong and delivers exceptional performance. The chipset is better in almost every possible way and clearly provides an advantage over other smartwatches. Even after a long uptime without a reboot, the chipset keeps the smartwatch smooth, snappy, and fast.
The apps are loading fast, the Wi-Fi transfer is quick, and the experience is enjoyable. Moreover, with the presence of a speaker and microphone, you can use the watch to make phone calls. The NFC also allows you to make payments, which is quite nice.
Ticwatch Pro 5 is also rocking an excellent two-layer display. It has a FSTN layer that works as always on display.
Software and User Experience
Let’s start with the user experience. Everyone is familiar with how the thing works. The top button quickly accesses the recently launched apps. At the same time, the crown scrolls the screen through the menus and other options. The rest of swipes and clicks are done through the touch screen.
Overall, the user interface looks great; the apps are well-grouped and easy to access. Another thing that I really like is that there is no bloatware. WearOS does not take up any extra space. It is super clean, polished, and incredibly reliable.
Overall, the Ticwatch Pro 5 is the smoothest WearOS device that delivers all the goodies exceptionally well. It has the right apps, a beautiful interface, and a responsive and snappy screen to satisfy you.
Ticwatch Pro 5 – Fitness Tracking
Fitness tracking is another strong aspect of the Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 5. Usual tracking like steps, heart rate, sleep, oxygen saturation, stress, and more are perfected by every smartwatch manufacturer. They are on point, and all the charts and essential data are displayed in a friendly way to make it easier to understand.
The smartwatch has a handy one-tap measurement that fetches the data from most sensors. GPS is also pretty good. Signals lock quickly, and the connection stays stable and precise. The smartwatch also has over 100 workouts.
For better accuracy, you can also connect an external monitor through Bluetooth. However, the protocol is not ANT+, which is present in some Garmin devices. So, make sure to check compatibility.
Mobovoi Health is another development. It has replaced the Mobvoi and WearOS apps and provides a single platform for all the customization, health tracking, and downloads. The app is fast and responsive and has a friendly design. All the tracked data is presented in detail.
If we move to GPS, there is no easy way to export the tracks and zoom in to check out the accuracy.
Ticwatch Pro 5 has a massive 628mAh battery with fast charging. It takes only 30 minutes to reach 50%, giving you almost a day. Excellent, isn’t it? The smartwatch also has modes that can be used to enhance the battery life. Like there is a smart mode that gives you around 80 hours per charge. Similarly, other modes like essential can further improve endurance.
- No Google Assistant
- Minor WearOS Bugs
- No Wireless Charging
After a thorough inspection, to this date, the Ticwatch Pro 5 is the best WearOS-based smartwatch. It has a complete health-tracking ecosystem, a strong SoC, durable construction, excellent battery life, and a good design. There are some weak points, but the impressive watch is totally worth the money.
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