The next TicWatch Pro smartwatch borrows design from the Google Pixel Watch
A leaked render for Mobvoi’s next line of TicWatch Pro smartwatches shows a simpler design than its predecessor – and one that looks heavily inspired by the Google Pixel Watch.
We are really impressed with TicWatch Pro 3; it is currently one of the Best Wear OS smartwatch on the market boast long battery life (three days) and a host of useful features at a fairly budget-friendly price point. And Mobvoi’s next TicWatch Pro 5 is expected to take things to the next level with a more powerful Snapdragon W5 Plus processor and Wear OS 3 software, which will add power and functionality to the device. this.
We may now have our first look at what the wearable will look like, with Kuba Wojciechowski (opens in a new tab) – one developer shared the leak on Twitter – revealing renders he says are of the TicWatch Pro 5.
Mobvoi’s upcoming smartwatch has a lot in common with the TicWatch Pro 3, but most notably it seems to ditch the dual-knob design in favor of simpler single-knob controls – like Google Pixel Watch. Furthermore, the numbers around the face of the watch have been removed to make room for a textured bezel, once again making the device look less cumbersome than previous iterations.
⌚️ Leak: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 – one of the first watches to ship with Snapdragon W5(+) and Wear OS 3 pic.twitter.com/FIg8BEcMQRJanuary 20, 2023
As for why the new smartwatch is called TicWatch Pro 5 instead of TicWatch Pro 4, Wojciechowski explains that it is most likely due to tetraphobia.
Mobvoi is a technology company based in Beijing, and in some Asian languages – including some varieties of Chinese – the word four and the word die sound quite similar. As a result, some companies choose to avoid using the number 4 in product names and when labeling floors in buildings – in the same way that some businesses avoid using the number 13 in similar ways.
We should always be careful with leaks, but Wojciechowski has been a pretty solid source of tech leaks in the past, so you should pay attention to what he has to say. That’s especially true here as the leaked design matches the official silhouette shared by Mobvoi.
For now, this is just a design leak. Aside from the promise of a new chipset and operating system, little else is known about the device’s capabilities, pricing, or release date. Hopefully it will have the same battery life and affordability as its predecessor, but we’ll have to wait and see if this simplified smartwatch has what it takes to beat the market. are not. Samsung Galaxy 5 Pro Watch from the top spot in our Wear OS smartwatch rankings.
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