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The latest TicWatch offers "essential" smartwatch features at a more affordable price

The new TicWatch GTX. (Source: Mobvoi)
The new TicWatch GTX. (Source: Mobvoi)
The wearables OEM Mobvoi is slated to launch a watch with cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon for that form-factor soon. However, its latest release definitely doesn't fit this bill. Nevertheless, the TicWatch GTX packs sleep-tracking, heart-rate monitoring and 14 workout modes into a device with a normal price of US$60.

Mobvoi is responsible for more premium smartwatches such as the TicWatch Pro 2020, which owes its relatively high price-tag to its dual display and depth of features. However, the OEM had also built its name on more reasonable models with a decent set of features. Therefore, it could be said to be going back to its roots with the newly-released GTX.

This watch has an IP68 ingress-protection rating and a TPU strap, suggesting it is a "wear-anywhere" type of device. On the other hand, Mobvoi also claims its case is made of metal, and is kitted out with a Vcare VC31 sensor for continual heart-rate tracking.

Then again, it is also a Bluetooth-only wearable, and pairs a 40 megahertz (MHz) processor with just 160KB of RAM and 16MB of internal memory. Its 1.28-inch display is made of TFT with a resolution of 240x240; despite this, its face extends to a total of 47.8 millimeters (mm), meaning it could get bulky and unweildy for some users. On the other hand, fans of chronometers may be happy with it.

The new TicWatch GTX has a regular price of US$59.99. However, Mobvoi has cut this down to a pre-order offer of $53.99 to celebrate its launch until September 3, 2020. This deal is available on its US store at present, with a European launch for the wearable still pending.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-20 (Update: 2020-08-20)