With the TicWatch Pro 3 seemingly effortlessly staking the crown of best Wear OS watch ever released, and perhaps the first fully consumer-ready Wear OS device we have heard cries asking for an LTE variant. We’ve been contacted by readers begging us to find out if there will be a cellular version.
Well, it looks like we have unofficial good news, according to some super sleuthing from XDA around the Google Play Console there is indeed a similar specced LTE variant of the TicWatch Pro 3 in the works. While there’s no official news, it’s unsurprising with Mobvoi following a similar pattern in recent years.
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform SOC that is in the TicWatch Pro 3 seems to have provided exactly the improvements in battery life, responsiveness and usability we have been wanting for Wear OS since the release of the original Moto 360. While we are still waiting for a review device what we are seeing leaves us confident that Mobvoi now sells the best Wear OS device bar none.
The ESIM enabled version of the TicWatch Pro 3 has all of the same specs and features, although XDA did question if GPS would be dropped to fit in the ESIM. Considering the phoneless use-case for an LTE enabled wearable and the fact that last years LTE version kept GPS we think it’s unlikely that GPS would be dropped.
Hopefully, Mobvoi makes an announcement soon, with Fossil expected/ hoped to be bringing a Gen 6 platform to market in the near future Mobvoi has an opportunity to just own the Wear OS space until that happens, and a 4G variant is certainly something consumers seem to want.