In the era of technology centered on smartphones, apart from the mobile phone you must bring when you go out, what is the second smart device you carry with you? The answer is smartwatches.
In the early days, the smart watch only appeared as a large smart bracelet with more functions with a screen, which can save the process of taking out the mobile phone to operate, but it still does not have the status of independent use, but now, Qualcomm launched The brand-new Wear 4100 SoC for smartwatch products, and domestic operators have gradually begun to support eSIM cards, so the smartwatch product can become a real smartwatch after being blessed by these two “equipments”. Smart products that replace mobile phones.
In the Android camp, the world’s first smartwatch equipped with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform is the TicWatch Pro 3 from a domestic manufacturer.
The specific configuration parameters of TicWatch Pro 3 are as follows:
In terms of outer packaging, TicWatch Pro 3 is a black square box as a whole, and the body of TicWatch Pro 3 is also clearly printed on the front of the box. This box is no different from ordinary watch boxes, but as a smart watch , it adds some labels that are common to our common technology products on the box of traditional watches.
For example, Wear OS by Google on the cover, hardware configuration information on the top, manufacturer’s network information and accessories content on the bottom, and function item support on the back, all of which we can often see on mobile phone packaging.
When you open the package, you can see the entire contents of this TicWatch Pro 3, the charger, the smart watch body, and the three-pack certificate. It’s simple but everything you need.
In terms of appearance, the TicWatch Pro 3 also adopts the design of the traditional round watch dial, which is very hard-core in terms of appearance. The black silicone strap is also decorated with orange hand-made saddle stitching, which makes even girls look good. There is a touch of heart; the material of the dial is 316L stainless steel and special nylon and glass fiber, which can make the watch body lighter, thinner, stronger, and more suitable for all-day wear.
TicWatch Pro 3 has made a key improvement on the dial this time. It is equipped with a new generation of double-layer screen 2.0, 1.39-inch Retina AMOLED screen and FSTN LCD screen, of which the 1.39-inch retina-level Retina AMOLED screen has a resolution of up to 454* 454 (326ppi), it is also equipped with an ambient light sensor, which can automatically adjust the brightness to ensure that users can clearly see the contents of the dial in any environment.
Another FSTN LCD screen, with a new design in style and content, is refreshed in real time every second throughout the day, rich in information display, can display date, time, steps, heart rate and remaining power, supports NFC bus and subway card swiping, and has a battery life of up to 45 days.
These two screen support modes can be switched arbitrarily. The smart mode shows a personalized battery life of 72 hours, and the long-lasting mode saves battery life for up to 45 days. It is such an exquisite design that brings a qualitative leap to the battery life of smart watches.
In the past, our understanding of smartwatches was a substitute that could be worn on the hand without taking out the mobile phone from the pocket to perform some simple operations. This is because the smartwatch must be connected to the mobile phone. , products that cannot be independently networked for their own ecological construction, in fact, cannot be called smart products, because they are too dependent on another device.
However, since the emergence of eSIM cards, the convenient new experience brought by the No. 1 dual terminal has completely solved the problem that smart watches are not independent enough.
TicWatch Pro 3 newly supports the eSIM function, which can share the number package with the user’s mobile phone, and can communicate with 4G on the entire network of China Mobile/Unicom/Telecom, and supports online and offline services nationwide, so if you are still worried about buying a smart watch to go out Users who also need to bring a mobile phone for matching can rest assured. As long as you wear TicWatch Pro 3 to go out, it will not affect your smartphone temporarily at home.
2. User experience
One of the major advantages of smart watches is that you can change the dial at will. This is a completely different experience from traditional watches. Changing a dial sometimes feels like changing a watch. Of course, the TicWatch Pro 3 is no exception. , there are dozens of dials to choose from in the system, and it also supports custom dials, which is really the first sense of dial.
1. Connect APP
After pressing and holding the button on the upper right of the dial for three seconds to start TicWatch Pro 3, the dial will show you to download an APP to connect, called “Wear OS by Google”, as you can see from the name, this is the official google Smart watch application, after downloading the APP, turn on the Bluetooth of the mobile phone to search for a pairing connection.
After Wear OS by Google and TicWatch Pro 3 are connected and data transfer is completed, you can operate the watch in the app and on the dial of TicWatch Pro 3 respectively.
But what’s interesting is that under normal circumstances, the operable content in the app is often more than the content in the watch, but the TicWatch Pro 3 is an exception. The Wear OS by Google app can perform some very simple operations. And after turning to TicWatch Pro 3, you will find that it has so many functions that it can do. At this point, I also think it is a good experience, because the smart watch itself should be more independent. The focus is on the watch itself. If everything still needs to be adjusted and operated on the mobile phone, then the smart watch can only become an accessory of the mobile phone forever.
2. Exercise health
Under normal circumstances, most of our use of smart watches is the same as that of wristbands, except that it has an additional display screen to perform some simple operations, and some high-end smart watches can further open the gap in terms of functions. .
In terms of functionality, TicWatch Pro 3 basically has the functions of our common smart watches and bracelets, and TicWatch Pro 3 is also equipped with an independent GPS, which can realize real-time recording of motion trajectory, heart rate, pace, and mileage by taking off the force receiver. , calories and other related data, and a professional exercise report will be generated after the exercise, which saves the burden of carrying more mobile phones when going out for a run. Exercise, it should be simple.
In terms of sports monitoring, TicWatch Pro 3 currently supports 13 sports modes, including mountaineering, trail running, elliptical machine, yoga, pool swimming, outdoor running, etc., covering all aspects of life. And in addition to these regular sports data items, TicWatch Pro 3 also adds a blood oxygen saturation detection function, which can detect blood oxygen saturation anytime, anywhere, and master your own health changes. This function is especially suitable for high-intensity mental workers, elderly people People, people with hypoxia in alpine/altitude environment and people who snore can monitor their own blood oxygen saturation status at any time, which provides a guarantee for the safety of life,
At the bottom of the TicWatch Pro 3 dial, you can clearly see the HD PPG composed of 12 LED lights. According to the official content description, it can be more accurate in monitoring data, and is equipped with a new AI intelligent heart rate algorithm, all-weather multi-scene high precision Monitoring is an important guarantee for the health and safety of users.
3. Watch interaction
TicWatch Pro 3 adopts the design of a circular dial. In terms of appearance, it is obviously more in line with everyone’s traditional understanding of the watch, and TicWatch Pro 3 has in-depth design in the display and interaction logic of dial fonts. The typesetting and control of fonts solves the problem of incomplete fonts in the corners of the circular dial when displaying long text, and makes full use of the logic of the circular screen. Every time the screen slides, there will be a little dot in the upper right corner. Displaying the position of the current screen in the entire system, it looks like the moon is cloudy and sunny, and it has a very sense of design, which is also a feature of a circular dial.
In addition to the screen touch operation, there are two knob buttons on the right side of the dial. Their specific operation methods are as follows:
Upper crown: click – enter the application list; long press – enter the voice assistant service; click under the application and function pages – return to the watch face;
Bottom crown: click – enter the sports function by default (users can customize the choice); double-click – enter Alipay; long press – power function list, you can switch persistent mode, restart, shutdown;
In persistent mode, long press the power button to exit persistent mode.
In terms of touch interaction, swipe up to view the unread messages pushed by the mobile phone, and swipe down to switch settings, battery and shortcuts, which is exactly the same as the operation logic of a smartphone, and it is not difficult to get started; You can view the background of the app on your mobile phone, and the location of this app can also be adjusted and added at will. You can put your most frequently used apps at the top of the priority position, and you can operate in terms of aspects. Swipe right for weather information and news. Hot news is like a negative screen on a mobile phone.
The interactive logic of TicWatch Pro 3 is a method that is completely in line with the operation of Android smartphone users. Even if you have not used a smart watch before, you can quickly learn and remember by swiping left and touching. A system that lives in, does not require any additional learning costs, and can be mastered and used proficiently quickly.
4. Entertainment expansion
In addition to health and body detection, TicWatch Pro 3 also supports independent music playback because of its own microphone and speakers. You can freely download various music apps and listening books in the watch’s app store. After the watch is independently connected to wifi, the entertainment experience is exactly the same as that of the mobile phone, and it even includes the ability to answer calls through the watch, but at this time it is in a complete external state.
TicWatch Pro 3 is also equipped with an exclusive AI voice algorithm that goes out and asks. As a unicorn company in this area, voice-activated smartwatches and voice-operated search are all basic functions. The small screen of smartwatches is inconvenient for input, then Let the more precise and fingerless voice assistant do what you need.
Since TicWatch Pro 3 comes with a microphone, it is impossible to say that it is only a voice operation as a unicorn product in intelligent voice interaction. TicWatch Pro 3 also exclusively adds a voice recorder function to the smart watch. It can not only quickly record anytime, anywhere, without missing any important information, but also help users to convert into text with one click, share meeting minutes with one click, etc., saving the cost of purchasing a recording pen separately.
More importantly, the smartwatch is not so “aggressive” as a voice recorder, which can save a lot of trouble on the surface.
5. Battery life and charging
TicWatch Pro 3 has a built-in 577mAh battery, and the battery capacity is increased by nearly 40% compared with the previous generation. However, in this case, relying on the team’s stacking design of the internal layout, the thickness of the watch is reduced by 0.4mm, and the weight is also reduced With the support of Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 flagship platform processor, the CPU performance and memory processing speed of TicWatch Pro 3 are increased by up to 85%, the GPU is increased by 150%, and the power consumption is reduced by 25%. Really “I’m thinner and stronger”.
After the actual wearing record, TicWatch Pro 3 has excellent standby ability. In the state of real-time Bluetooth connection (without turning on the battery life mode), after about 24 hours of wearing and trial experience a day, the battery capacity dropped from 82% at the beginning. 59%, power consumption 23%.
Because it is the first day of use, the functions of exploration and trial are very frequent, which is regarded as high-intensity use. During the period, there are also playing songs and making a phone call for about 11 minutes. It is normal to have such battery consumption. Knowing that when you wear a smart watch, the frequency of use will not be very frequent. To completely transfer the usage habits from the mobile phone to the smart watch, it still takes some time and phenomenal products.
In terms of charging, use the built-in charger for charging, because it is too difficult to run out of electricity, so charging starts when the watch has 59% remaining, and it takes a total of 48 minutes to fully charge the entire smart watch. The charging curve It can be seen from the picture that it is basically charging at a speed of 10% in 10 minutes. This speed is very impressive for a smart watch, because as an accessory product of a mobile phone, it consumes more slowly on the battery. many.
As the world’s first flagship smartwatch product equipped with the Snapdragon 4100 platform, TicWatch Pro 3, on the basis of inheriting its classic exterior design heritage, has greatly unified the internal battery, processor and screen and other hardware. Upgrading, hardware is the basis for ensuring that a smart product can run smoothly, which is very important.
On this basis, TicWatch Pro 3 also has the function of eSIM card, and the No. 1 dual terminal is the future of smart watches. TicWatch Pro 3 can become more independent and become a real smart product without the mobile phone; , the independent network connection means that it can also have its own independent ecosystem, and the emergence of the app store also allows it to achieve the scalability of “what is not downloaded”, as an official Google partner, 100+Apps are available for download, Enjoy the full smart life on your wrist.
Finally, go out and ask the TicWatch Pro 3 smart watch product brought by the exploration of the combination of AI software and hardware, which is their further exploration of future smart life. Artificial intelligence services are known to be the general trend, but what is the final form? To come out step by step, and TicWatch Pro 3, is the key footprint of this step.