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TicWatch Pro has 2 screens and month-long-lasting battery

This is the stacked display design that should considerably improve battery life. (Source: The Verge)
This is the stacked display design that should considerably improve battery life. (Source: The Verge)
The innovative stacked display design developed by Mobvoi for the upcoming TicWatch Pro should provide a substantial battery life boost. While in standard mode, the battery may last around 2 days, but there is also an Essential mode that completely disconnects the OLED screen and turns off the Wear OS, leaving only the black/white LCD active.

Mobvoi, the maker of the popular TicWatch S and TicWatch E smartwatches, might have figured out how to improve battery life for wearable devices. The innovation comes in the form of a stacked screen design – an OLED screen and a simple black/white LCD one on top – which will be featured in its upcoming TicWatch Pro.

In order to save more power, the OLED screen will be active only when the user needs to see advanced functions and the simple LCD on top becomes completely transparent. When the OLED is not used, the LCD will work as the main screen, displaying only a few essential parameters. This approach can offer increased battery life of up to 2 days, but there is also an Essential Mode that can extend the battery time far beyond the normal limits.

While in the Essential Mode, TicWatchPro completely deactivates the OLED screen and shuts down the Wear OS. The simple LCD can still display the time, user’s heart rate and number of steps taken, and this may extend battery life up to 30 days. Other noteworthy features coming with the TicWatch Pro are the NFC emitter for contactless payments and identification, plus the LTE connectivity for the Western versions only, apparently.

Even though this model has just been announced for China, The Verge confirms that there should be a global release this summer, and the MSRP is set to be below US$300.

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LCD fully transparent to allow clear visibility for the OLED screen (Source: The Verge)
LCD fully transparent to allow clear visibility for the OLED screen (Source: The Verge)
OLED switched off, LCD on (Source: Te Verge)
OLED switched off, LCD on (Source: Te Verge)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-25 (Update: 2018-05-25)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.