TicWatch Pro comes with LTE to help you take calls away from your phone

Spoiler: Those cellular smarts won't be available until August
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Mobvoi has pulled back the curtain on the second generation of the TicWatch Pro, with the smartwatch now coming with 4G/LTE coverage.

Still running Google's Wear OS platform, the new watch is promising to free you from your phone, with wireless connectivity letting you make calls, receive notifications and sync fitness data without being tethered.

First look: TicWatch Pro LTE review

However, there's a small catch: the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE will be launching without 4G/LTE coverage. Though the Wear smartwatch is available to buy from today, the company cites "new compliance matters" as the reason behind a one month delay. The Verizon LTE network capabilities will be activated on early August, with Mobvoi taking $20 off the Pro's $299 asking price during the delay to make up for the loss.

So, of course, though you won't be able to use the watch wirelessly if you buy now, you can still take advantage of the majority of its features.

Such features, since you ask, include TicMotion 2.0 - a platform that promises to improve the watch's fitness tracking chops. Much like the TicWatch S2 and TicWatch E2, the new model uses artificial intelligence to detect the difference between a genuine run in the park and, say, a fast-paced walk to the bus stop.

TicWatch Pro comes with LTE to help you take calls away from your phone

And, like its predecessor, the dual-screen lets users switch between two modes - one that gives full functionality and an Essential Mode that pumps battery life to 30 days and provides just the time. Google Assistant and support for Google Pay also makes the transition to the 4G/LTE model.

You can either pick up the new smartwatch from Amazon or Mobvoi's own site (with both featuring that aforementioned $20 discount) - making it an ideal time to grab and await the LTE freedom. Just be aware that when this feature is activated, you'll need to pay extra for the coverage. Again, all the more reason to try and save while you can and put it towards the monthly 4G/LTE fee.

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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