Mobvoi has officially launched the TicWatch Pro 5 following months of leaks, with the Wear OS smartwatch becoming the first to run on the Snapdragon W5+ platform.
It also becomes the first smartwatch from the company to support Wear OS 3, as older watches such as the last-gen TicWatch Pro 3 and Pro 3 Ultra still await the latest software.
The jump to the W5+ processor from the 2021 Snapdragon 4100 chip is the most significant change here - and should yield faster performance and extended battery life - though there are also some notable design tweaks to be aware of, as well.
> Read our TicWatch Pro 5 review here.
While the third-generation TicWatch models (Mobvoi has skipped a generation, as the number 4 is considered unlucky in its native China) featured a two-button array at 2 o'clock and 5 o'clock, the new Pro 5 has replaced this with an all-new rotating crown and smaller top button.
It's also touting 'ultra-strength durability' thanks to aerospace-grade aluminum and a metal bezel, while the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The dual display introduced on previous TicWatch models has also been upgraded, with a twist of the crown now allowing users to cycle through more information on the always-on setting (shown above).
Instead of just showing the time, then, this low-power display can now highlight heart rate, calories, and more.
The charging tech is also a bit more advanced than what we're used to with TicWatch models, with Mobvoi indicating a 30-minute charge will now deliver 65% battery life.
You may need to charge it a lot less frequently than the likes of the Google Pixel Watch, as well, with the Pro 5 claimed to offer up to 80 hours of battery life - all thanks to a 628mAh unit packed inside.
The software, aside from reaping all the benefits that come with Wear OS 3, features all the usual TicWatch stylings, too.
Apps like Mobvoi Treadmill, TicBarometer, TicCompass, and TicOxygen are just a few of the preloaded offerings, with Wear OS apps like Spotify, WhatsApp, and Google's suite also available to download.
The Pro 5 is available today from Amazon and Mobvoi for $349.99 / £329.99, with the black case able to be paired with an additional five watch bands: silicon offerings in green, orange, or blue, and leather straps that come in either black or blue.
We'll be delivering our full review over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more.
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