The Ticwatch E3 has launched after weeks of rumors – and is a serious addition to the Wear OS smartwatch market.
The Ticwatch E3 is simply the second smartwatch to run the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip (after the Ticwatch Pro 3) making it a prime performer, and with a bunch of health and wellness options.
And it brings the ability of the Snapdragon 4100 to a mid-range value level. It prices £179 – which is a aggressive price ticket for Wear OS and undercuts the likes of the Huawei Watch 3 and Oppo Watch.
However, we have no readability over the standing of Wear OS 3.0, which but agains overshadows the launch of a Wear OS machine.
Here’s the whole lot you might want to know.
TicWatch 3: specs and options
- Wear OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 410
- RAM: 1GB / ROM: 8GB
- SpO2, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, HD PPG Heart Rate Sensor,Low Latency Off-Body Sensor
- 44mm x 47mm x12.6mm
- 1.3-inch 360×360
- IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
There are three strap colours out there: yellow, blue and black.
At 12.6mm it’s not the slimmest, but it’s not going to hassle extra slender wrists at 44mm and at 36g (with out the strap) it’s not too cumbersome.
The display is a middle-of-the-road 360×360 1.3-inch show with a 2.5D lens which received’t be profitable any awards, but ought to do the job.
On board is GPS (with GLONASS and Beidou help) which powers the TicTrain app and its 20 exercise modes.
There’s no information on battery life, which is disappointing. A big a part of each Snapdragon 4100 and the brand new Wear OS is battery life and there is a beefy 380mAH battery contained in the Ticwatch E3 – so we’re hoping for greater than single day. The dearth of knowledge does appear suspicious, nevertheless.
But there’s an even bigger focus on health, with an ever-expanding checklist of Tic-branded apps that stay on prime of the Wear OS working system, including a great deal of options that make it ones of the richest Google-powered smartwatch ecosystems.
The proprietary apps cowl the whole lot from blood oxygen (TicOxygen), coronary heart charge monitoring (TicPulse) and sleep (TicSleep) – but now there’s TicZen and TicBreathe, providing stress monitoring through monitoring of coronary heart charge variability (HRV) and guided respiratory options on the E3.
And there’s the all-new TicCare. This supplies data and health monitoring for different Ticwatch wearers in your house. It appears to be a play for these with aged family or those who want additional help, though specifics are scant and it does not appear to be a function with mainstream enchantment.
There’s additionally NFC for wrist-based contactless funds – so Google Pay is on the playing cards.
However, we don’t have any clue about whether or not this machine will get the brand new model of Wear OS. To be fairly frank, the scenario from Google is a bit annoying – and we’d hesitate to advocate shopping for any Wear OS machine earlier than we have readability on upgrades.
Fossil has stated it received’t be updating older gadgets, and Mobvoi has rolled again on constructive statements about updating older gadgets.
We want readability – but on paper the TicWatch E3 appears like an ideal reasonably priced machine to take into the following era of Wear OS.