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The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 gains a hatful of new features with its latest software update

The latest update for the TicWatch Pro 3 contains multiple changes, improvements and feature additions. (Image source: Mobvoi)
The latest update for the TicWatch Pro 3 contains multiple changes, improvements and feature additions. (Image source: Mobvoi)
Mobvoi's latest update for the TicWatch Pro 3 has not only added four new features to its popular smartwatch, but six improvements and a few bug fixes too. The update is rolling out now to smartwatches globally.
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Mobvoi has released another update for the TicWatch Pro 3, its popular smartwatch that it announced last year. The list of changes and improvements is rather long as things go, including the option of activating notification sounds. Mobvoi has also given the smartwatch's 'Essential Mode' a few tweaks, such as adding the option for adjusting the date format in the corresponding app and the ability to activate the backlight by pressing a button.

Additionally, Mobvoi has fixed a bug that has been a cause of frustration. Namely, the bug forced another app to load instead of Google Pay when pressing the function button twice. Moreover, Mobvoi claims that the main display will now wake a quarter of a second faster than it did before, and that the update speeds up the pairing process with an Android smartphone. The changelog for PYDA.200427.080.MRB.210114.001 is as follows:

Features

  1. Support adjusting the essential screen's date format(DD-MM/MM-DD) through the Essential Mode app.
  2. Support turning on the backlight through the power button in the essential mode.
  3. Support turning off the essential screen's auto-backlight in the Essential Mode app.
  4. Enable the notification sound (Can be adjusted in Settings --> Sound --> Ring volume).

Improvements

  1. Improved the speed of the Tilt-to-wake screen by about 1/4 second.
  2. Solved the issue where sometimes the steps in the essential mode might be partially lost after restarting.
  3. Improved the smoothness of sliding.
  4. Optimized the responsive area at the edge of the screen.
  5. Reduced the backlight brightness of the essential screen.
  6. Improved pairing speed when pairing with Android phones.

Bug Fixes

  1. Solved the issue that the essential screen's backlight could not be lit up by Tilt-to wake under certain circumstances.
  2. Fixed the issue that double-clicking the function key sometimes opens other apps instead of Google pay(if Google pay is available in your area).

PYDA.200427.080.MRB.210114.001 is rolling out now. Mobvoi aims to have updated 50% of smartwatches by today and the rest by tomorrow. We have also reviewed the TicWatch Pro 3, which you can read here.

(Image source: Mobvoi)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02- 4 (Update: 2021-02- 4)