Mobvoi is offering a limited-time deal on the TicWatch E3 that makes it the cheapest Wear OS smartwatch powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor right now. The watch launched earlier this year, and it packs some pretty nice features for an affordable price.
The Snapdragon Wear 4100 is the chipset of choice for most manufacturers launching a Wear OS smartwatch in 2021. Save for Samsung, whose Galaxy Watch 4 is powered by an in-house Exynos processor, this Qualcomm chipset, along with its sibling, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, is what one would find in most Wear OS smartwatches announced this year.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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The TicWatch E3 is a round-faced watch that launched in June 2021 for $199.99. While it has sold for less than that price since its release, Mobvoi's current deal that sees the price drop to $139.99 is the lowest drop ever, at least in the U.S. During the Double 11 Shopping Festival earlier this month, it was available for under $120 on AliExpress with a combination of the official store's discount and coupons. Right now, it can even be bought for about $119 on the e-commerce store. However, those in the U.S. can grab it on the Mobvoi website and Amazon for $139.99.
A Cheaper Alternative To The Galaxy Watch 4
The TicWatch E3 is a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy Watch 4, which is also discounted at the time of writing. However, the lower price tag means it is missing out on top health features Samsung's smartwatch boasts of, such as fall detection, ECG, blood pressure monitoring and a BioActive Sensor for body composition. The TicWatch E3's 1.3-inch HD display is also LCD, and its case is made of polycarbonate and glass fiber, unlike the Galaxy Watch 4 that has an AMOLED screen and an aluminum case.
Mobvoi's watch has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The IP68-rated watch supports more than 20 sports modes, including high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and alongside sleep tracking, it can also measure the heart rate (24/7) and blood oxygen level. It runs Wear OS 2, but it is among the watches that will be upgraded to Wear OS 3. There is Google Assistant on board, NFC with Google Pay support, 2.4GHz WLAN and GPS. It also has a speaker and microphone so users can take calls on the watch. The battery life is stated to be 72 hours, but it can go up to 45 days when in Essential mode. The TicWatch E3 is compatible with Android and iOS devices, unlike the Galaxy Watch 4 that only works with Android. It is available in Panther Black, but Mobvoi offers replaceable 20mm straps in a variety of colors.
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