What you need to know
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G owners can finally get the smartwatch activated on Verizon's 4G LTE network starting August 8.
- The LTE connectivity feature is one of the main highlights of the new TicWatch Pro 4G.
- Users can activate the TicWatch Pro 4G on Verizon from the carrier's website or by using the My Verizon app.
Mobvoi introduced the TicWatch Pro 4G last month, featuring a slightly refreshed design, 4G LTE connectivity, and a few other smaller upgrades. At the time of its launch, however, the cellular connectivity feature wasn't available. Fortunately, the wait is almost over, as Verizon Wireless will begin accepting activation requests for the smartwatch on August 8.
If you own a TicWatch Pro 4G, you can get it activated on Verizon by heading over to the carrier's website (opens in new tab) or by using the My Verizon app. The smartwatch will have to be activated by adding a new line to your Verizon account. You will also need to pay a one-time activation fee and choose a monthly plan for the device. Wearable plans currently start at $10 a month at Verizon.
As noted by Ara in her review of the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G, using LTE does not result in significant battery drain, unless you choose to have GPS tracking enabled alongside. In case you are thinking of buying a TicWatch Pro 4G, it is important to note that the smartwatch is available for a discounted price of $279 on Amazon (opens in new tab) and Mobvoi (opens in new tab) until August 10.
TicWatch Pro 4G
The TicWatch Pro 4G is a decent upgrade over its predecessor, offering twice as much RAM and LTE connectivity on Verizon. It also features a 1.4-inch dual-layer display, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, built-in GPS, as well as MIL-STD-810G compliance.
Activation fee when using the app? Is it more when you go in the store, like wwhen you upgrade a smartphone? And why is there an activation fee. I know I know....
So...I activated it on Verizon on August 1, so apparently it's already been available? Although I have been able to take calls on it and use data away from my phone, the Messages app claims that I am "offline" when I try to text, so I assume that the August 8 thing will fix that.
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