Started Mobvoi sells its TicWatch GTH smartwatch, a $ 79.99 fitness wearable device that features skin temperature and blood oxygen sensors, features typically found on more expensive smartwatches.
Mobvoi has generally focused on Wear OS devices in the past, allowing it to provide a variety of options for its wearable operating system, but TicWatch GTH looks more like a competitor to Fitbit devices than anything else.
The TicWatch GTH has a square structure similar to that of the Apple Watch smartwatch, and a clear bezel display measuring 1.55 inches.
Mobvoi says: The TicWatch GTH’s 260mAh battery can last more than a week on a single charge, depending on usage, and the watch is also water-resistant to 5ATM or 50 meters.
However, the Mobvoi website indicates that it is not now possible to use TicWatch GTH while in the shower.
And for sensors, TicWatch GTH has the usual set of fitness trackers, such as: an accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor, along with a SpO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen level and a skin temperature sensor.
However, actual uses for skin temperature data will vary, as they are used Fitbit Sense skin temperature sensor as an indicator of stress and fatigue.
And in its announcement of the smartwatch, Mobvoi did not specify the uses of the skin temperature sensor.
There is a tendency to include blood oxygen sensors in smart watches, but the wrist is not the best place to measure saturation, and these smartwatches should not be considered as medical devices.
It seems that knowing the level of oxygen in the blood is mostly beneficial for serious athletic training and not for other things.
And even if these features aren’t necessarily helpful, the fact that TicWatch includes both SpO2 and skin temperature sensors for only $ 79.99 is noteworthy.
TicWatch GTH is even cheaper Apple Watch Series 6, which is about $ 399, is also less expensive than the Fitbit Sense price of about $ 299.95, although these watches have a lot in common.
The watch includes a variety of features, such as: stress management, sleep tracking, automatic workout detection, audio playback controls and basic messaging notifications.
TicWatch GTH is available for $ 79.99 from Mobvoi or Amazon.