Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon W5+ chipset for wearables almost a year ago, and we haven’t seen it in a watch yet. At the time of the announcement, we were told that Mobvoi would release the first W5+ smartwatch in a few months, but now we’ve jumped ahead 10 months and the watch is still unavailable. However, it could finally show up at any moment, and we know this because the Amazon listing just ruined all the details.
A Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 listing has been spotted on Amazon, revealing specs, software features, and more. The only thing we don’t know after seeing this information is what the price will be and when it will be delivered to our wrists. After looking at the feature list, this watch is worth considering.
Specifications of TicWatch Pro 5
The TicWatch Pro 5 will ship with a 1.43-inch dual-layer display that will be both OLED and FSTN (400×400). If you are familiar with the TicWatch Pro, this will be familiar to you. This watch constantly displays FSTN display, which consumes battery power, but then can switch to OLED to give you a more colorful and reliable experience. This is the brand idea of the TicWatch Pro line.
Beneath this display, the watch will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ chip and Wear OS with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It features Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Corning Gorilla Glass, NFC, microphone and speaker, 5ATM water resistance, military-grade reliability, compass and barometer, and a new rotating crown. The rotating crown is a new feature of Mobvoi watches.
We don’t know the size of the battery, but Mobvoi uses fast charging technology that brings it up to 65% in 30 minutes. There are also extended battery modes that extend the battery life up to 80 hours.
The TicWatch Pro 5 measures 50.1 x 48 x 12.2mm and weighs 44.35g. It’s a big watch like all Pro models.
Mobvoi is apparently going to introduce this device as a health monitoring machine. TicWatch Pro 5 will track recovery and VO2 Max, sleep and provide 24-hour heart rate monitoring. It will even provide a snapshot of your health status (heart rate, SpO2, stress, respiration rate, etc.) with a single tap. It’s also built for outdoor use with multiple GNSS, barometer, compass and all kinds of outdoor activities to keep track of.
Since this watch runs Wear OS (the latest version), you’ll have access to Google Wallet (or G Pay, whatever we call it today), YouTube Music, Google Maps, and the rest of Google’s suite. You’ll also get access to Google Play for more apps, watch faces, and more.
The TicWatch Pro 5 has it all if you can handle a watch this big and want to worry about long term software updates. Mobvoi isn’t exactly known for being the best at updating their watches.