Autonomy and performance Snapdragon Wear 4100 on the example of Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3: what Western journalists say about the first smartwatch with Snapdragon Wear 4100
We regularly receive feedback, that many people hesitate to buy a new smartwatch on Wear OS because of the sad experience with the speed and autonomy of such gadgets. Google has tried to combat the poor performance and longevity of Wear OS wearables, but most of the efforts have remained futile. And all because of the weak “iron” component.
This year, after years of near obscurity, Qualcomm has finally released new chips for wearable electronics. One of them, Snapdragon Wear 4100, has improved the process technology and tightened the performance. The firstborn with the new processor was the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 smart watch, according to which it can be concluded whether the new chip will be able to have a positive impact on the computing capabilities of gadgets and their autonomy.
The first smartwatches were received by journalists from a number of foreign buildings, who had time to test them and express their opinion about them. So, the editor-in-chief of the authoritative resource XDA Developers Mishaal Rahman said that Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 exceeded his expectations. Until now, he liked smartwatches running on Wear OS, but he was extremely displeased with their weak autonomy. According to him, Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 offers excellent autonomy and decent performance, and among their advantages he highlighted an excellent display, wide functionality for tracking physical activity and health monitoring, as well as the lightness of the gadget itself.
But he definitely can’t call Mobvoi’s smartwatch the perfect gadget. It lacked ECG and wearer fall detection, and wireless charging support.
If we talk about the performance of Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3, then Mishaal Rahman called it good. True, he encountered a number of crashes when loading the application bar, but all other operations were performed easily and quickly enough. Despite the fact that the smoothness and scrolling are far from what smartphones offer, he was still satisfied with how frequently used applications, settings and notifications work. Overall, he stated that “the performance is excellent for a smartwatch.”
Speaking of autonomy, the editor-in-chief of XDA Developers said that the autonomy of Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 surpasses the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. It offered a 577 mAh battery and promises up to 72 hours of operation. What the manufacturer declares was generally confirmed. So, the watch was able to live 2.5-3.25 days of use with the heart rate monitor and blood oxygen sensor turned off, as well as without activating the Always on Display function. By activating these sensors and AOD, the smartwatch lasted 2-2.5 days. At the same time, the device was automatically connected to Wi-Fi, but the voice assistant and the stress level sensor were disabled.
Mishaal Rahman was “incredibly impressed with the battery life of the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3.” In particular, he was pleased with the operation of the “main mode”, which allowed the watch to live for almost two days, provided that the battery charge was only 5%. And even in such a gentle mode of operation, the smart watch informed about the time, the number of steps taken and the heart rate. In many, he associates the improvement of the autonomy of smartwatches on Wear OS with the new Snapdragon Wear OS chip, which has a coprocessor for sparing power consumption.
Chris Wedel of Androidcentral even stated that “TicWatch Pro 3 is the best Wear OS device at the moment.” Among their merits, he singled out “unsurpassed performance, fantastic battery life, as well as the Dual Display 2.0 feature.” The level of performance and software that this smartwatch offered allows it to claim the title of the best wearable gadget on the Google platform.
He noted that the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatches run much smoother than gadgets with Snapdragon 2100 and 3100 chips. From screen animations to opening apps, navigating and using the voice assistant, everything is simple and easy. Improved performance on the face.
Another improvement in TichWatch Pro 3 he named the battery life. “Refueling” the smart watch battery was required after 2-3 days of operation. This is assuming an always active heart rate monitor and TicSleep to monitor sleep quality. He concluded that with the TichWatch Pro 3 he gets three days of work, allowing him to measure his heart rate around the clock, monitor the level of oxygen saturation (SpO2) and monitor sleep patterns. The Always on Display function also has a positive effect on autonomy, and you can also disable a number of sensors to achieve a long runtime.
For his part, Damien Wilde of 9to5google was unable to squeeze three days of battery life out of the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3, but two days without problems. He also noted a visible increase in productivity. Lags are something he rarely encountered. I noticed a few freezes during setup, but compared to other watches from Mobvoi everything works impressively.
According to the journalist 9to5google, “Scrolling does not interfere with work, UI elements are now much more responsive and faster. Despite the fact that he is not ready to say that there has been a qualitative leap in most indicators, he assures that if you have previously had experience using a Wear OS watch, you will certainly notice the improvement. Damien Wilde notes that “the productivity gains are really promising.”