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The TicWatch GTH is Mobvoi's first smartwatch to launch with a skin-temperature sensor

The TicWatch GTH. (Source: Mobvoi)
The TicWatch GTH. (Source: Mobvoi)
Mobvoi has announced the TicWatch GTH, a new affordable smartwatch. Unlike many other examples of this OEM's wearables, however, it has a square face with rounded edges. It is also its first device to be capable of measuring the user's temperature.
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Mobvoi has made the TicWatch GTH, its first wearable to launch with an Apple Watch-clone form-factor, official. The OEM portrays the new wearable as a user's "health partner on their wrist", and has packed it with hardware that can indeed help back up that claim.

The GTH has launched in a metallic squircle case with a 5ATM durability rating (although Mobvoi advises keeping its inadvertent exposure to clear water only). It houses a 1.55-inch 360x320 display, albeit one made of TFT. The OEM has neglected to mention the platorfrm it runs on, however.

Whatever chipset it holds, it supports a build of RTOS, despite the TicWatch brand's normal relationship with WearOS. Nevertheless, Mobvoi asserts that notifications from various different smartphone apps will come through onto the GTH's screen just fine, sent as they are via a Bluetooth 5.1 connection.

It can also display either first-party (of which there are hundreds) or custom watch-faces, which can be looked at for approximately 10 days between charges. However, engaging the TicWatch GTH's new 24-hour tracking options for its blood-oxygen and heart-rate sensors might bring that down somewhat.

The new smartwatch's leaks mentioned blood-pressure monitoring - which would have put it in a class with the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Active2 - however, this rumor has not panned out. Then again, the GTH does have a party trick of its own: dedicated skin-temperature detection.

This might be particularly relevant in the peri-Covid-19 pandemic era, and might also come into play when the wearable is called on to track a user's sleep (which it is rated to do in terms of duration, quality and light-deep cycles).

The TicWatch GTH is available to order from Amazon or directly from Mobvoi. It costs US$79.99/€79.99, for which the user gets just one "Raven" black SKU. Then again, its 20mm band is interchangeable.

The new TicWatch GTH. (Source: Mobvoi)
The new TicWatch GTH. (Source: Mobvoi)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-13 (Update: 2021-04-13)