Mobvoi has dropped the new TicWatch GTH, which packs some big health features into a square case.
The TicWatch GTH is set to cost and is available now. It goes up against the likes of the Amazfit Bip U Pro , by offering wellness orientated features in a budget package.
That's a little more than the TicWatch GTX , which it launched back in 2020.
The GTH doesn’t appear to be much of a looker, with a plastic case and a display set inside a sizeable black frame and bezel (see main picture). It's a 1.55-inch 360 x 320 LCD panel, so the display is quite basic compared to the AMOLED you’ll find on the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini, though on par with the Bip U Pro.
Like the Amazfit GTS 2e it also packs a skin temperature sensor, which has become a key wearable talking point, with the wellness spotlight shone onto COVID and flu symptoms.
Likewise, SpO2 is on board, which Mobvoi points out can be used to monitor for indications of COVID – although we would heartily recommend buying an FDA approved blood oxygen sensor for medical purposes.
The success of these features, however, does rely on implementation. The Fitbit Sense tracks skin temperature at night after establishing a baseline. The Amazfit GTS 2e only supports spot checks, and thus is far less useful.
The TicWatch GTH has 14 exercise profiles on board, including walking, indoor and outdoor running, indoor and outdoor cycling, jump rope, swimming, rowing, freestyle exercise, mountain climbing, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, and yoga.
But there is no GPS, which means this tracking of outdoor activity lags devices such as the Amazfit Bip U Pro.
It packs in a 260mAh battery which the company says will give you a week between charges. And as you might have guessed, it’s a proprietary OS on board, so no Wear OS.
We’ll save judgement for our review, and much of what makes a budget smartwatch successful is implementation of health features. GPS is a missed opportunity at this price point – but watch out for our review.
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