Mobvoi TicWatch 5 Pro debuts as a flagship smartwatch with a new processor and 80-hour battery life
Mobvoi has made its latest premium smartwatch official today (May 24, 2023). The TicWatch 5 Pro is a brand first in that it has a Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset and a physical crown. It is rated for up to 80 hours of battery life thanks to an "ultra-low-power" dual-layer display set-up. The Pro 5 also supports 100 or more "professional" work-out modes within its Wear OS 3-based UI.
Mobvoi asserts that its new flagship smartwatch is "without equal" thanks to its new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 Wearable Platform. It is backed to be up to twice as fast as its predecessor with a footprint that has shrunk by 30%.
That allows the OEM to include internals such as a 628mAh battery alongside it that can charge by up to 65% in just 30 minutes. The TicWatch Pro 5 also boasts a new revolving crown for improved control, even though its 1.43-inch AMOLED display is touted to be sensitive enough to respond to one-finger or gloved-finger inputs.
It also integrates the latest generation of Mobvoi's secondary display technology that can show simplified versions of read-outs from the TicWatch Pro 5's heart-rate and blood-oxygen sensors, as well as a new in-built compass to go with 'adventure-enhancing' perks such as a barometer and altimeter. The new flagship is also rated for "advanced" VO2Max and sleep-tracking features.
The Wear OS 3-powered Pro 5 packs all that into a 5ATM/MIL-STD-810H-rated, "7000-series" aluminum case with a knurled bezel and a Gorilla Glass crystal. It is available from both mobvoi.com and Amazon with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for US$349 from now.
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