Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon W5+ chipset for wearables almost a year ago and we have yet to see it in a watch. At its reveal we were told that Mobvoi would ship the first W5+ smartwatch in a few months, but we’re now 10 months into the future and that watch is still not available. It could finally arrive at any moment though, and we know because a listing on Amazon just spoiled all the details.
A listing for the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 has been spotted on Amazon and it tells us about the specs, software features and more. After seeing this information we don’t know what the price will be and when it will be shipped to our wrists. After looking at the list of features, this will be a watch to consider.
TicWatch Pro 5 Specs
The TicWatch Pro 5 will come with a 1.43″ dual-layer display that is both OLED and FSTN (400×400). If you know the TicWatch Pro watch, this will be familiar to you. These watches always feature FSTN displays that sip battery, but can then flip to OLED to give you a more colorful, powerful experience. This is the signature concept of the TicWatch Pro line.
Beneath that display, the watch will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5+ chip and Wear OS with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4GHz WiFi, Corning Gorilla Glass, NFC, mic and speakers, 5ATM water resistance, military grade durability, compass and barometer, and a new rotating crown. The rotating crown is a new feature for Mobvoi watches.
We don’t know the size of the battery, but Mobvoi is using a fast charging technology that will reach 65% in 30 minutes. There is also extended battery mode, which will extend its use up to 80 hours.
The TicWatch Pro 5 measures 50.1 x 48 x 12.2 mm and weighs 44.35 grams. It’s a big watch, like all the Pro models.
Mobvoi is apparently going to pitch this device as a health monitoring machine. The TicWatch Pro 5 will track recovery and VO2 max, sleep and 24-hour heart rate monitoring. It will even provide a health snapshot (heartrate, SpO2, stress, respiratory rate, etc.) with a single tap. It’s built for the outdoors with multi-GNSS, barometer, compass, and tracking for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Since this watch runs Wear OS (the latest version), you get access to Google Wallet (or G Pay, as we call it today), YouTube Music, Google Maps, and the rest of the Google suite. You get access to Google Play for additional app needs, watch faces, and more.
The TicWatch Pro 5 has it all, assuming you can handle a watch this big and want to worry about long-term software updates. Mobvoi isn’t known for being the best at updating their watches.