The TicWatch Pro is a smart watch powered by Wear OS by Google with two displays providing double the possibilities, now with 1GB RAM, military standard durability, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and improved battery life.
The Layered Display technology extends battery life from 2 to 30 days on a single charge, there are two screens and two modes to interact with, the AMOLED Screen and LCD Screen, the Smart Mode and the Essential Mode. The combination of the Essential mode and LCD will give you up to 30 days battery life, suitable for checking the time and step count whilst the more power hungry but richly defined AMOLED display can be saved for detailed displays and apps.
The TicWatch has a premium build, the hybrid strap has genuine Italian leather on the outward side and a skin-friendly silicone layer on the inward side, combining comfort, breathability, sweat resistance and a secure fit. The carbon fibre case is reinforced with high strength nylon and is a little chunky and heavier than some other plastic models, measuring up at 45mm x 12.6mm, the IP68 rating also ensures protection against water and dust.
The 1.39” display is readable in the brightest of sunlight, the intuitive menu functions can be navigated via the two responsive buttons and touch screen feature. There are thousands of compatible apps through the on-watch Play Store which can be downloaded directly from the watch including Spotify, Google Fit and Messenger. Activate Google Assistant from your wrist or use the NFC to pay directly from the watch. The watch display can be personalised with thousands of different faces available on Google Play made exclusively for the TicWatch line.
The built-in heart rate monitor means the TicWatch can offer a greater insight into your workouts as well as tracking your steps, calories, speed, cadence and the route you took thanks to the GPS tracker. Other features include the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear chipset, 1GB memory with 4GB storage, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, built in speaker, accelerometer, gyro and magnetic sensor, PPG heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor and low latency off-body sensor.
All this tech is great although the Pro can run slow at times, not ideal if you are waiting to make a payment or answer a message, it can also lock you out at times making for some rather frustrating moments. The lag in the processor will be make or break for most people, if you are looking for something highly reliable that will replace your phone as the go to controller of all your social media and smart tech then its probably worth looking elsewhere.
Considering the price and the range of functions we believe the TicWatch still has value, it looks great, feels durable, the dual display gives you battery saving options and can cover a range of tasks, just best avoided by those with tech impatience. RRP £214.99
- Dual screen display
- Battery life
- Premium construction
- Lots of functions
- Slow processor
- Screen can lock you out
- No sleep tracking