The elephant in the room for nearly all smartwatches in 2021 is the lack of Wear OS 3. But despite that, the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra is a fantastic watch that makes solid improvements over its predecessor. Plus, it'll get Wear OS 3 in 2022.
If you're in the market for a new Android smartwatch, Samsung's new Galaxy Watch 4 is a no-brainer. However, Mobvoi also makes a case for itself with the TicWatch E3, so we've put the two watches side-by-side to help you decide between the two.
Mobvoi's TicWatch's have been among the few bright spots in the Wear OS world recently. The TicWatch Pro 3 launched in 2020 as the first wearable on the market with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100, and in the summer of 2021 the TicWatch E3 became the second. The TicWatch E3 is a lower-priced option with comparable performance — but its Wear OS 3.0 update timing could hold it back for some.
We trade in old phones all the time when buying a new one, but trade-in programs for smartwatches have been few and far between. Considering how many watches aren't getting the new Wear platform, this needs to change to spur adoption and avoid a lot of pissed-off watch owners.
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